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Hookah vs Cigarettes: Studies show Hookah is better and College women are doing more Hookah in US

As if slowing the run into things like cancer is something to rejoice.  But then we have a world where such research studies are still done and lapped up by people who would rather place their health and life in someone else’s hands.  Apparently, a study has found that Hookah – yes those smoking pipes in the “Hookah Bars” – are better than cigarettes.

Smoking a “hookah” may be less harmful than a cigarette as it contains lower levels of four toxic metals, claims a new international study released here Monday.

A team of scientists, headed by Joseph Caruso of American Chemical Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, conducted the study on 12 different varieties of hookah tobacco manufactured in the US and Middle East and broke it down to liquid form.

“The test results revealed that hookah tobacco contained fewer toxic metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium and chromium as compared to cigarette tobacco,” a spokesperson said.

The outcome of the research was presented to the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its recent meeting, the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, another research sometime back suggested that more and more college-going women were gravitating towards Hookah in the US for precisely that reason.  That it seems to be safer.

One out of four college women in the US are gravitating towards the hookah, which originated in India and Persia, and many of them mistakenly believe that it is safer than cigarettes, says a US study.

Researchers from the Miriam Hospital’s Center for Behavioural and Preventive Medicine found the more alcohol women consumed, the more likely they were to try the hookah, while women who used marijuana engaged in hookah smoking more frequently than their peers, the journal of Psychology of Addictive Behaviours reports. The phenomenon was mostly prevalent among the first year college students.


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  1. HARRY says

    Does this also apply to electronic cigarette, or this was not part of the study. I have received a leaflet in the post from our local government office in UK which disputes this claims, and says that, it is same as you smoking 100 cigarette as smoking Hookah, that is the reason they used to shut all the Hookah joints. I am not sure about the study you represented here as real if I am going by what I have read in this leaflet. Can you find this out for sure.

  2. Best E Cigarette Store says

    Hookah is better than e cigarette, is true because hookah comes into different flavors only. There is no tobacco and any other harmful toxins. At other side e cigarette is also safe but there is some amount of tobacco in it. So there might be a chance of bag health. So we can say that Hookah is better for women and e cigarette is better for adults and teens.

  3. E Cigarette News says

    I think e cigarette is more better than all other devices of smoking because it gives more flexibility and affect very less to health and available at lowest cost.

  4. Mathew Leonard says

    Great information. I always suggest electronic cigarettes to the people who loves smoking as Electronic cigarettes dont contain bad toxins like tobacco which ruins the health badly !!

  5. Pauld D. Mitchell says

    One of my friends named Jake P. told me that Shisha effected sales of cigrattes that why its harmful in every sense. The paper we are using in Cigrattes any buddy knows that this is harmful or not. Worst than shisha… Think about it.

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  7. Youngisthan says

    Whether it’s cigarettes or Hukka, Both of them has tobacco. And tobacco is really bad for health

    1. says

      Ditto’s, I will take my eCig.

  8. Salil Kopal says

    E-Hookah is so fantastic – I’ve tried other
    brands in the past, and it always left a tickle in my throat -But these
    taste amazing without a trace of tickle or discomfort – Reminds me a lot
    of actually hookah smoking!!!

  9. Salil Kopal says

    Managed to get ahold of one of
    these and I have to say, it’s the best E-Hookah I’ve had the pleasure of
    using – No harshness, no nicotine, no tar, no muss no fuss – No buttons to
    hold down, just puff and go – Flavor is fantastic I tried Mint flavor and
    it’s about a billion times more classy than the other products on the market
    – Love the diamond tip.

  10. Sanket Redkar says

    I made a good choice – Apple flavor, is a real
    nice clean flavor with a subtle fruitiness – so if you like a clean
    “smoke” go with it..

  11. Sanket Redkar says

    E-hookah has Great flavors and no harshness – The design and quality of
    the ehookah is almost too good for a disposable honestly

  12. Amy R. Nelson says

    The best difference between an e-cigarette and an actual cigarette is that electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco. And everybody knows that tobacco is the major reason of cancer. So, ecig is always better. Simply Click Here

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