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[Florida] College students unaware of hookah’s health effects, study says

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that students are frequently engaging in hookah smoking, but are highly unaware of the health risks involved in the activity.
Oregon Daily Emerald (U of Oregon, Eugene)
added May 23, 2015 16:53
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Use of hookah steam stones could lead to dangerous, false sense of security

New research suggests the use of hookah steam stones - commonly considered a safer alternative to cigarette smoking - could be leaving users with...residues of toxic metals that included chromium, arsenic and cadmium following several simulated hookah/st
added May 12, 2015 12:35
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[Idaho] Hookah club leaves bad aftertaste / Business owner suing over toxic flooring material

A Post Falls tanning salon owner is suing the owner of a neighboring hookah club over fumes - from flooring material...said a material called Diamond Clear was applied to iHookah's floor last spring, generating toxic fumes. The lawsuit also claims the hoo
Coeur d' Alene (ID) Press
added May 9, 2015 17:29
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Are E-Cigs a Gateway to Smoking?

"Sub-ohming" -- modifying the coils in the atomizer to produce more vapor -- is a popular pastime ..."E-cigarettes have many names. What's a vape pen to someone in California is an e-hookah to someone in the Northeast, and who knows what to someone in Te
MedPage Today
added May 9, 2015 13:12

[Asia, India] Why hookah is as bad as cigarettes

For quite a few years, hookahs have been gaining popularity in India with hookah bars sprouting everywhere and even nightclubs offering it. And though there have been sporadic government crackdowns, hookahs continue to be in fashion, mainly because of th
Asian Age (in)
added May 4, 2015 08:22
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[Australia] Woman suffers carbon monoxide poisoning after smoking hookah

A 20-year-old woman has developed carbon monoxide poisoning after smoking a hookah waterpipe, leading doctors to warn that smoking the traditional pipes could be dangerous. They say the "light-headed" relaxed feeling associated with smoking the hookah,
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 4, 2015 07:51

BLUMENTHAL/KOVAL: Act Like Young Lives Are At Stake | Commentary

with e-cigarettes, hookah and cigars dancing on the precipice of being regulated since the FDA released draft regulations last year, perhaps the better question is: What’s the holdup?
Roll Call
added Apr 30, 2015 13:31

E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

Hookah use doubles; no decline seen in overall tobacco use among middle or high school students
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Apr 23, 2015 12:55

Correlates of Hookah Use and Predictors of Hookah Trial in U.S. Young Adults

Results highlight rapid transitions in hookah use and several risk factors for initiation. Future studies should examine how these factors could be used as intervention targets to reduce tobacco use in this vulnerable age group.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Apr 16, 2015 14:01


new Legacy study entitled "Correlates of Hookah Use and Predictors of Hookah Trial in U.S. Young Adults," found that in 2013, almost a quarter of the U.S. young adults aged 18-24 had used hookah – water pipes used to smoke flavored tobacco. Six months la
American Legacy Foundation
added Apr 16, 2015 14:00
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