Trendy hookahs not safer than cigarettes, can trigger heart problems | Know what experts say

09 August 2018, 09:34 PM

Hookah smoke inhalation is more harmful to the consumer’s health than cigarrette smoking, suggests medical experts. Regular inhalation of hookah smoke can cause several heart complications and even cancers. So beware. That trendy affair among the new generations has fatal health risks.

A group of researchers from California University led by Cardiologist Dr Tarun conducted a study on the intake of Hookah smoke and revealed that regular consumption of it can be more harmful than smoking.

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How harmful is hookah intake?

The ancient method of inhaling tobacco through a smoke is fast catching up as a trend among the new generation. But the fun can kill. It is more hazardous than we think. Hookah works as a mild stimulant. But consumption of it can become highly addictive and can affect one’s health.

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Regular inhalation of hookah can cause Cancer of the mouth, throat, lung and oesophagus. It can also cause heart disease and several ailments.

The researchers led bu Dr Tarun say that addiction to hookah smoke more harmful than any other form of tobacco.

Dr Tarun also said that snuffing or inhaling hookah is equivalent to 10 cigarettes. Hookah increases the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The length of a typical hookah smoking session can increase nicotine levels in the body.

A single session of hookah smoking increases heart rate, blood pressure. It also causes arterial stiffness, which is the risk key factor in the development of CVD's and other heart-related diseases.

First Published: Thursday, August 09, 2018 08:25 PM
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