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Is flavoured hookah be harmful than cigarette?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
It can be: Sometimes, if inhaled more deeply, it can cause more trouble in the long-run. Also, if it is more pleasant, you may use it more frequently than cigarettes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It can be.: 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.

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