Survey: Hookah Use On The Rise With Teens

The Los Angeles Times (11/16, Bardin) reported, “While the lion’s share of youth anti-smoking efforts has focused on cigarettes, a new report in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease suggests more needs to be done to reduce the number of teens smoking flavored tobacco from hookahs.”

A recent report said that “18.5% of 12th-grade students admitted to using a hookah in the previous year. And what’s particularly concerning to the study authors…is that many young people don’t seem to recognize that hookah use carries serious health risks: Hookah smoke contains many of the same toxins as cigarettes and has been associated with a similar laundry list of diseases such as lung cancer and respiratory illness.”

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— “Teenage hookah smoking rates must be reduced, experts say,” Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2012.

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