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

Are E-Cigarettes Becoming Cool?

Social Acceptance of E-Cigarettes

Social acceptance of e-cigarettes is on the rise, and that may be a problem There’s a growing concern that smoking, and more specifically smoking e-cigarettes, is “cool” again. According to a study published online in Pediatrics, the generally “favorable social perceptions” of electronic cigarettes may “contribute to the re-normalization of tobacco products … 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