Hookah Smoking is as dangerous as Cigarettes

A recent study brought out in the journal Respirology divulges that hookah or bong smoking impacts lung function and respiratory symptoms very much like cigarette smoking.

Folks usually consider that fuming through a hookah strains the deadly components of tobacco. That's the reason the water pipe it is believed to be less noxious than smoking cigarettes. But, the new study, conduced by Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, MD, PhD, of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, depict differently. 

Men of science commenced to compare lung role and respiratory symptoms amongst hookah smokers, cigar smokers, and non-smokers. 3 groups of tobacco users, including 57 hookah smokers, 30 deep inhalation cigaret smokers (S-DI), and 51 average inhalation cigarette smokers (S-NI) were described and analyzed. Even more, a control group of 44 non-smokers were examined.

A survey was distributed to evaluate the preponderance and asperity of respiratory symptoms and lung function examinations executed on tobacco users and control subjects, applying a spirometer. Results exhibited an augmented preponderance and harshness of respiratory symptoms amongst hookah smokers and cigarette users. There was found same effects of hookah fuming and deep inhalation cigar fuming on respiratory conditions.

Unhealthy symptoms:
  • 23% in hookah smokers
  • 30% in inhalation cigar smokers
  • 21.6% in average inhalation cigarette smokers
Chest tightness:
  • 36.8% in hookah smokers
  • 40% in inhalation cigar smokers
  • 29.4%  in average inhalation cigarette smokers
  • 21% in hookah smokers
  • 36.7% in inhalation cigar smokers
  • 19.6% in average inhalation cigarette smokers

The conclusion
The report shows that fundamental effects of hookah smoking was found hookah users, similar to those found in deep inhalation cigar users.