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A 17-year-old female asked:

Does smoking herbal molasses through hookah harm you worse than cigarettes? its the non-tobacco, non-nicotine herbal molasses.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Nobody knows: Because there are no studies. Any organic matter, when combusted (smoked), hookah or no hookah (the water does not purify anything, just cools it), turns into potentially carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbons. Whether these are safer or worse than tobacco is simply not known. It is totally possible to live a wonderful and fulfilling life without smoking anything. I would suggest trying that.
Last updated Feb 17, 2014

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