Hookah smoking is as bad as cigarette smoking: Study

If you are under the impression that smoking hookah is better or safer compared to cigarettes then you have to reconsider this, as per a new study.

The study was conducted by the researchers of University of California in order to know the link between smoking hookah and cardiovascular risk.

In order to determine, the researchers measured the blood pressure, heart rate, blood nicotine, arterial stiffness as well as the carbon monoxide levels in 48 young, healthy people just thirty minutes before and after they smoked hookah. After they analysed the results, they discovered that the thirty minutes of hookah smoking resulted in an increased blood pressure levels and heart rate. Furthermore, it significantly boosted measures of arterial stiffness, which is the key risk factor that results in origin of heart conditions like heart stroke or attack, said the study authors.

Also, they noted that an increase in the arterial stiffness among the people who smoked hookah in the trial test was comparable to that of those who smoked cigarettes.

Even though it is believed that fruit flavoured hookah tobacco smoking is a healthier alternative to tobacco, the authors of the study have challenged this concept by saying it is not.

With the decline in the use of cigarettes, smoking hookah on the other hand is on a rise, especially among the younger adults and college going students.

As per the FDA, cigarettes cannot contain any natural or artificial flavour other than menthol or tobacco under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. However, such a prohibition does not imply on hookah, which has therefore resulted in its growing popularity.

The researchers are also concerned on the fact that a typical hookah session can last for about several hours which can lead to a potential increase in nicotine levels as well as other toxins in the body.

However, they noted that further research might be required to strengthen their investigations and to further explore the effects of hookah compared to traditional cigarette smoking.

The study is published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

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