Hookah smoking delivers carcinogens and carbon monoxide
Along with nicotine, user gets toxic substances from water pipes
By Nathan Seppa, 16:59 PM April 25, 2013
The tobacco and fruit mixture smoked in public hookah bars might be considerably more dangerous than its pleasant scent would suggest. An analysis of people who smoked from water pipes three times a day finds that the pipes deliver more carbon monoxide and benzene, a carcinogen, than does smoking half a pack of cigarettes daily.
In an upcoming issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers document those and several other cancer-causing compounds that showed up in urine...
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