Smoking Flavoured Hookahs more Harmful than cigarettes, can lead to heart attack

Desiree Burns
August 7, 2018

The debate around "cigarette vs hookah and which is more harmful" seems to be finally settling down with this new study conducted by the researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Scientists from the Californian University in the U.S. found that the harm to health from Smoking hookah is comparable to Smoking conventional cigarettes. The specialists also measured heart rate, blood pressure, level of nicotine in the blood before and after Smoking Shisha. Recent data suggests, just thirty minutes of hookah smoking could damage your heart. The study showed that a single session of hookah smoking increased heart rate (by 16 beats per minute) and blood pressure. "It is not", said Mary Rezk-Hanna, an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and lead author of the study.

The researchers hope that their study will draw attention of the public, and Smoking hookah and tobacco production will be regulated by law. "A lot of people start with e-cigarettes, and then use the technology to double intake, or switching to conventional tobacco products", said Salagay.

Flavoured hookahs are not safer than cigarettes, can lead to heart attack and stroke

The study appears in the American Journal of Cardiology. Hence, the widespread belief that hookahs cause much less harm than cigarettes, not justified. Stiffening of arteries and the aorta are important signs of progression of hypertension, which raises the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular disorders.

According to a previous study conducted by the World Health Organization, a typical hookah smoking session may deliver over 20 times the smoke volume of a single cigarette.

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