Did You Know…
- A 60 minute hookah session is equal to smoking 100 cigarettes.
- Toxic agents in hookah are known to cause lung, bladder, and oral cancers.
- Some chemicals in hookah can also clog arteries and cause heart disease.
- The charcoal used to heat hookah tobacco produces carbon monoxide, metals, and other toxins.
- Smoking a hubbly bubbly is not a safer alternative to smoking.
Just because it’s social, doesn’t mean it’s safe!
What’s In Hookah?
Hookah, like cigarette smoke, contains nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, arsenic, and lead. Arsenic is used in rat poisoning, and carbon monoxide is a deadly gas found in car exhaust fumes.
These chemicals in even small amounts, can make children hyperactive, irritable, and can cause brain damage.
The water in hookah does not filter out the toxic ingredients in the smoke.