A national cohort study found waterpipe tobacco (hookah) smokers were more than twice as likely to try cigarettes than nonsmokers. Yet only 16% of non-waterpipe users showed any susceptibility to cigarette smoking. A majority of the hookah users were men between the ages of 18-21, with only high school diplomas. This study did not determine a cause-and-effect relationship, but one is plausible.
LifeTip: While often believed to be safer, young and old should be encouraged to stay away from waterpipe smoking. Watch “Overcome Addictions Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose to learn more.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com