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Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking

Smoking through a hookah is not harmless, according to a new study. In addition to the usual tobacco carcinogens, dangerous levels of benzene are inhaled from the lump of smoldering charcoal that ignites the moist tobacco mixture.
New York Times
added Nov 24, 2014 20:45
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Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 24, 2014 03:29
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Puff, Puff: Benzene in Hookah Increases Leukemia Risk in Smokers

Hookahs, attractive to young people who think the hip method of smoking is also a safer one, may not be so harmless, say researchers who've found the water pipe fumes contain benzene, a toxin linked to increased risk of leukemia.
Tech Times
added Nov 24, 2014 02:49
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[Singapore] LETTER: Cigarettes, shisha are similar, but require different approaches

given that shisha is not as deeply entrenched in our society, the same issues are much less likely to arise. Therefore, instead of a complete ban on cigarettes, more practical and feasible measures, such as smoking restrictions in certain public places,
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 24, 2014 02:15
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Hookah smokers and nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at higher risk for leukemia

Hookah smokers are exposed not only to the tobacco smoke but also to toxic and carcinogenic emissions generated from the burning coal that's used to heat the tobacco, Kassem said. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, in
The Oregonian
added Nov 21, 2014 12:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] Smoke and mirrors: Shisha cafés thrive despite ban

despite repeated attempts by the Karachi administration to run them out of business. Now, the shisha is a popular choice at hangout spots all over the city, including tea shops, gaming zones and restaurants. These cafes don’t just offer shisha,” said Kash
Express Tribune (pk)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:34
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[Singapore] KHIM: Need to ban shisha before habit becomes entrenched

In view of the health risks associated with smoking shisha and its proliferation, it is timely and necessary to ban the import, distribution and sale of shisha now, to ensure that it does not become entrenched.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 13, 2014 23:13
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TEENS CONTINUE TO LIGHT UP CIGARS, HOOKAH AND PIPES / High Prevalence of Cigars and the Dual Use of Combusted Tobacco Products Delay the Demise of Cigarettes

the public health and tobacco control communities are eager to secure meaningful changes that can significantly accelerate the decline in tobacco use. We urge the FDA to move swiftly to adopt a final rule to get the job done.
American Legacy Foundation
added Nov 13, 2014 20:57
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Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death | More than 1 in 5 high school students use a tobacco product; 90 percent are tobacco smokers

Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product,...Of particular concern, more than 90 percent of those using a tobacco product are using combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and pipes. Extensive us
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Nov 13, 2014 14:49
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CDC: More teens smoking e-cigarettes, hookah

More middle and high school students are smoking electronic cigarettes, hookahs and cigars...While rates for those tobacco products have increased, overall youth smoking rates haven't declined at all, a concerning figure for health officials. "We need e
CBS
added Nov 13, 2014 14:36
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