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[Jordan] Up in smoke: Belief that shisha pipe 'filters out' heavy metals

only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the 'filtration' process when smoking shisha, also known as hookah, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. On average, 3% of heavy metals present in tobacco are re
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 20, 2015 11:00

OncoBriefs: Hookah Risk, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer

Hookah smokers and those exposed to the secondhand smoke had elevated levels of benzene, which has been associated with leukemia, investigators reported. Urinary concentration of the benzene metabolite S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA) was more than four
MedPage Today
added Feb 20, 2015 10:26

Hookah health warning: Smoke from shisha pipes contains dangerous levels of lead and uranium which can increase the risk of cancer

* Smokers were inhaling 26 times the recommended limit of uranium... Researchers from the German Jordanian University and the Royal Scientific Society Amman-Jordan, analysed four popular shisha tobacco brands. Each sample was tested for total heavy meta
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:26

Argelini Tobacco Company and Recording Artist TYGA Announce New Partnership

“With TYGA’s hit song 'Hookah' and his love for hookah products, it was only natural that we would align with such an influential and talented person,” says Sue Kassis, CEO & founder.
Business Wire
added Feb 18, 2015 12:06

[California] SPAETH: Marin Voice: E-cigarettes deserve same restrictions as the real thing

Our local school teachers tell us that e-cigarettes and nicotine-filled hookah pens... A recent survey showed that nearly half of our local retailers sell these “nicotine aerosolizing techno-toys,” often found next to candy in local corner stores and gas
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 16:44

Risk Factors associated with Hookah use

Information about the public health harms associated with hookah smoking should be delivered to individuals at-risk for hookah smoking. It is likely that misconceptions about the safety of hookah smoking could be driving, at least in-part, its increase in
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 7, 2015 00:15

Hookah Use Predicts Cigarette Smoking Progression Among College Smokers

Recent hookah use predicted increased cigarette smoking over 6 months in a college sample. These are the first prospective data demonstrating this relationship, indicating the value of developing strategies to prevent hookah use among college students.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 7, 2015 00:11

[New York] Behind NYU's Undercover Hookah Bar Sting

Health Department has been working with NYU Steinhardt professor Diana Silver and a select group of students to crack down on the sale and consumption of tobacco in the city’s hookah bars, with those in downtown Manhattan bearing the brunt of the investig
NYULocal (blog)
added Feb 6, 2015 18:07

Potential health risks of hookah smoking are being overlooked by users, concerning toxicologists

Source: Society of Toxicology / In its new issue statement on hookah smoking, the Society identifies many factors that could impact the health of hookah users, including the inhaled smoke and vapors; secondhand smoke and vapors; and emissions generated fr
added Feb 3, 2015 06:55

Potential health risks of hookah smoking are being overlooked by users, concerning toxicologists

on the rise among adolescents and young adults, which is a cause of concern for members of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). "Researchers are finding that people perceive hookah smoking as a safer and healthier means of tobacco use. However, toxicological
added Feb 2, 2015 11:15
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