Hookah Worse Than Cigarettes. Pressmaster/Shutterstock.

A new research released by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine revealed the shocking truth about Hookah smoking. The study said one hookah session produces about 10 times the carbon monoxide, 2.5 times the nicotine, 25 times the tar and 125 times the smoke that one cigarette releases. “Our results show that hookah tobacco smoking poses real health concerns and that it should be monitored more closely than it is currently,” Dr. Brian A. Primack, assistant vice chancellor at the Univertisy of Pittsburgh’s Schools of the Health Sciences, said in a statement.

“It’s not a perfect comparison because people smoke cigarettes and hookahs in very different ways,” Primack said it's hard to say which is really worse because of the differences in smoking patterns. “We had to conduct the analysis this way—comparing a single hookah session to a single cigarette—because that’s the way the underlying studies tend to report findings. So, the estimates we found cannot tell us exactly what is ‘worse.’ But what they do suggest is that hookah smokers are exposed to a lot more toxicants than they probably realize," he added, “after we have more fine-grained data about usage frequencies and patterns, we will be able to combine those data with these findings and get a better sense of relative overall toxicant load.”

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