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Does Hookah Lead to Cigarette Smoking?

According to CBS News, continued use of the hookah pipe may lead teenagers to start smoking cigarettes. A study published in JAMA found that a multitude of flavor variations, attractive packaging, and low prices lure in teenagers which can subsequently lead to cigarette smoking. Approximately 1,050 nonsmokers ranging from ages 15-23 were considered, with 7 percent claiming to have smoked hookah before. After two years, 39 percent of the hookah smokers had also started smoking cigarettes, compared to 20 percent of the subjects who were not hookah smokers.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in JAMA.