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is smoking hookah worse for you lungs than cigarettes?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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31 years experience Psychiatry
Smoking: In long run, both are as bad.
Answered on Sep 18, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes - worse.: Per the Mayo Clinic: Per Dr. T Hays- " Hookah smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds, including tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals & cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). In fact, hookah smokers are exposed to more carbon monoxide & smoke than are cigarette smokers." REF: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking/expert-answers/hookah/faq-20057920.
Answered on Sep 20, 2019

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