Waterpipe Smoking On College Campuses May Contribute To Growing Public Health Problem

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 11:28 in Mathematics & Economics

More and more U.S. college students are smoking tobacco using waterpipes -- or hookahs -- and it's becoming a growing public health issue, according to a new study. In a hookah, tobacco is heated by charcoal, and the resulting smoke is passed through a water-filled chamber, cooling the smoke before it reaches the smoker. Some waterpipe users perceive this method of smoking tobacco as less harmful and addictive than cigarette smoking.

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