The Sneaky New Tobacco

Cigarette smoking in the US has declined by 33% in the last decade, but hookah smoking is on the rise, especially amongst educated young adults and high school seniors. Many believe the ancient communal water pipe tobacco ritual is safe but  hookah smoking is linked to cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. A 1 hour hookah session is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.

PositiveTip: Avoid hookah smoking and encourage others, especially youth and young adults to do so as well.