Is Hookah smoking really safer?

Kardashian hookah smoking

 

Dr. Munshi’s team examined the myth that water pipe or better known as “hookah” smoking is less harmful than cigarettes.  Well, according to the CDC, there are about 2.3 million Americans who smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke water pipes.  In their research published in the most recent edition of the JADA (The Journal of the American Dental Association) found that hookah smoking is associated with serious oral conditions including gum diseases and cancer.

Additionally according to the (WHO) World Health Organization, smoking a hookah is the equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes…holy cow!

Here is the link to the actual article in JADA:

http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(15)00491-2/abstract