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Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Hookah: A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco, often flavored. Thought some filtering may be its effect, tobacco still has substances that will damage your lungs. Any smoking is detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Is smoking hookah bad for you?

Yes: Lot of studies indicate smoking associates with many cancers, like lung cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, etc. Smoking also associates with cardiovascular diseases. You should quit smoking. ...Read more

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Does smoking hookah show up on your ultrasound for a heart murmur and is smoking hookah bad for you ?

Does smoking hookah show up on your ultrasound for a heart murmur and is smoking hookah bad for you ?

Smoking: Breathing any kind of smoke is not healthful for the lungs. Some smoke has absorbable substances which can cause systemic trouble. ...Read more

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Is smoking hookah infront of a kid bad?

Is smoking hookah infront of a kid bad?

Most certainly: It not only sets a bad example for the child, it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids), and respiratory symptoms and illnesses including asthma, atherogenesis and future risk of cardiovascular disease, renal function impairment, and middle ear disease. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is smoking hookah pens bad for me?

Please help docs! is smoking hookah pens bad for me?

Yes and no: Yes, they are bad for you because you are still taking in nicotine, and because many of the other elements in the vapor (propylene glycol, formaldehyde, unknown flavorings, colorings, additives, preservatives) are of uncertain safety. And no, it is not as bad for you in all probability as combusted tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and pipes. They are NOT risk free, but probably less risky. ...Read more

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I know smoking hookah regularly is bad for diabetics but how about occasionally every 2/3 months? Will there be any complications?

I know smoking hookah regularly is bad for diabetics but how about occasionally every 2/3 months?
Will there be any complications?

Possibly: Nobody can predict the future. Only you can decide how important this activity is to you. Doctors will all encourage you to abstain. We all know heavy smokers that defy the odds and live long lives without consequence and young people who die young of complications. We are unable to predict who these people are. This is your decision to make, not ours ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been smoking a vaporizer for a while and hookah pens that have no nicotine but are they bad for my health?

What do you suggest if I have been smoking a vaporizer for a while and hookah pens that have no nicotine but are they bad for my health?

Nobody knows: There have been no studies of even short-term use, and nobody knows what is in the oils and their flavorings and what they do. Oil in general ain't great for lungs, and the vehicle used in these vaporizers is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what his does when inhaled either. While it is likely that vaping will not be as bad as smoking tobacco, nobody can say that yet with certainty. ...Read more

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Is marijuana and hookah as bad as smoking because you are inhaling burning material?

Is marijuana and hookah as bad as smoking because you are inhaling burning material?

All are bad: Smoking is toxic to your lungs, whether it is cigarettes, cigars, hookah or other substances. Each comes with a set of risks, but none of them are harmless. Some studies say hookah have much more tobacco content and carry a risk of transmitting diseases through the mouth piece. Marijuana is not a benign substance, and has also been known to cause severe lung disease. ...Read more