Hookahs Safer than Cigarettes, Students Mistakenly Believe

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Hookahs Safer than Cigarettes, Students Mistakenly Believe

Although smoking a hookah, orِ water pipe, isِ anِ activity thatِ hasِ beenِ performed forِ centuries, theِ rapid growth ofِ hookah bars hasِ taken manyِ health officials byِ surprise.
“Unfortunately, manyِ young adults areِ misinformed aboutِ the safety ofِ hookah smoking, andِ some mistakenly believeِ it toِ beِ safer thanِ cigarette smoking.” As a wayِ toِ determine hookah use, researchers sentِ outِ a web-based survey toِ a random sample ofِ students fromِ eightِ North Carolina colleges andِ universities.
The researchers foundِ that 40.3 percent – moreِ than one-third ofِ the students surveyed – reported havingِ everِ smoked tobacco fromِ a hookah, whileِ onlyِ a slightly higher percentage (46.6) reported havingِ everِ smoked a cigarette.