Apparently, Inhaling Hookah Is More Toxic Than Smoking Cigarettes

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People who use Hookah frequently breathe in abnormal amounts of harmful chemicals that imperil the heart and veins, as indicated by a new report published in the American Heart Association (AHA). 

Smoking tobacco in a hookah for just a single session of half an hour exposes the user to higher levels of carbon monoxide than what a single cigarette does. Indeed, even instant exposure to carbon monoxide in the water pipes is poisonous and can lessen exercise capacity, as indicated by the statement published in the scientific journal Circulation on March 8. 

Hookah smoke additionally contains other conceivably toxic chemicals that can have an effect in the heart and veins, the statement read. Those synthetic substances include nicotine, acrolein, particulate matter, unstable organic chemicals, cadmium, air pollutants, polycyclic sweet-smelling hydrocarbons, lead, and arsenic. These chemicals can be found in higher levels in hookah smoke than in cigarette smoke. 

“Hookah smoke consists of toxic chemicals and the American Heart Association unequivocally suggest keeping away from the use of tobacco altogether,” said Aruni Bhatnagar, director of the team that conducted the survey. He’s also the director of the University of Louisville Diabetes and Obesity Center. 

Proof that hookah smoking seriously affects heart rate and circulatory system is mounting, and perpetual use has been connected to an increased danger of coronary illnesses. 

About 5 percent of secondary school students and near 14 percent of individuals in their 20s and early 30s in the United States smoke tobacco in hookahs, recent studies propose. Young people represent 55 percent of hookah smokers across the nation. 

Hookah use is likewise related to an increased probability of smoking cigarettes.

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