Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say.
According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an hour-long hookah smoking session involves 200 puffs, while smoking an average cigarette involves 20 puffs.
“In fact second-hand smoke from hookahs can also be a health risk for non-smokers. It contains smoke from the tobacco as well as smoke from the heat source used in the hookah,” said Amar Singhal, Cardiologist at the Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi.
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