Hookah: Like Smoking 40 Cigarettes & Kissing Everybody

Hookah & Addiction

A study in the journal Pediatrics found that nearly one-fifth of high school seniors have tried hookah. Their conclusions stated, “Adolescents of higher socioeconomic status appear to be at particularly high risk for hookah use in the United States. Prevention efforts must target this group as prevalence continues to increase.” Hookah usage … Continue reading

1 In 5 Teens Smoke Hookah – Half Think It’s Healthful

Hookah Smoke

According to a study published in Pediatrics, one in five high school seniors in the United States has smoked hookah. What’s more alarming is that according to another study from Nursing Research, the majority of teens who smoke hookah are under the (false) impression that it’s a safe hobby. Mary Rezk-Hanna, … Continue reading

People Smoking Less. Why Have Tobacco Shops Doubled?

Tobacco Shops

Smoking in the U.S. has been declining for decades, but retailers specializing in tobacco sales (smokeless, cigars, etc.) are not struggling… far from it.  Sales are booming! Between 1998 and 2012, the number of tobacco shops in America has doubled to more than 9,000. This growth has coincided with increased cigarette … Continue reading