According to a research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), hookah smoking or waterpipe smoking is associated with serious oral conditions including gum diseases, dry socket, oral cancer and esophageal cancer among other conditions.
“Smoking a hookah is the equivalent of smoking 100 cigarettes” – World Health Organization
According to World Health Organization, smoking a hookah is the equivalent of smoking 100 cigarettes, based on the duration and number of puffs in a smoking session.
“This study sheds light on the common misconception that smoking from a waterpipe is somehow safer than smoking a cigarette,” said Dr. Michael Glick, Editor of JADA. “Whether you are smoking a cigarette, an e-cigarette, a cigar, or tobacco from a waterpipe, smoking is dangerous not only to your oral health but to your overall health.”
Watch the video of Dr. Michael Glick, discusses misconception that water pipes are safer than cigarettes.
There are emerging trends in the smoking industry, such as hookah smoking and e-cigarettes. An editorial in September 2015 issue of JADA, has already warned the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, indicating that oral health effects of their use has been inadequately investigated.
– PR Newswire