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Smoking trendy hookah waterpipes could be even MORE dangerous than other forms of smoking 'because it goes on for longer'

Smoking trendy hookah waterpipes could be more dangerous than other forms of smoking, scientists have said.  Researchers have found one draw of the tabletop pipe has the equivalent amount of hazardous substances as an entire cigarette.  Smokers of the sweet-smelling pipers also get a higher dose of chemicals because smoking sessions in bars and lounges can go on for hours.  Contrary to popular belief, the water bowl doesn't filter the smoke and make it 'healthier', the scientists said.  They discovered the water actually creates ultrafine particles which are able to reach the deepest parts of the lungs.  Read more...

 

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