Hookah, Tobacco and Toxins

By Refadoc, Posted on : Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 2:21 pm IST

A recent study has found that hookahs or popular water pipes are not able to get rid of the smoke of heavy metals.

Contrary to what most people around the world think, hookah water pipes are known to not filter out the heavy metals found in tobacco. Tobacco plants are known to absorb and accumulate many heavy metals such as Copper, Iron, Chromium, lead and Uranium. If a person is in a long term exposure to these heavy metals, it can increase the risk of the smoker to develop head and neck cancer as well as many other diseases in the longer run.

It is a common believed fact that hookahs filter out the heavy metals found in tobacco, which makes them a safer choice as compared to cigarettes. However, recent research studies have concluded that hookahs are known to remove only about 3% of the heavy metals which are found in tobacco. This is not enough to prevent the high exposure to the heavy metals amongst smokers.

With the increasing trend all over the world to smoke water pipes or hookahs, the research has pointed out to the new evidence towards the possible health hazards posed by hookahs. More people need to be aware of the dangers of smoking Hookahs, as suggested by the researchers.

At the present rate, the hookah industry all over the world is operating without any regulation and the impact of smoking water pipes on people has not been investigated thoroughly. It is therefore, very important to check for the regulation of hookah smoking on the general public and to take a step towards the correct labeling of the hookah products in order to make sure that people are aware of the dangers posed by the toxic substances found in the tobacco. 

Add Comment
Add Comment

Login to Add Comment

Email
Password
Comment as Guest
How to Prevent Grey Hair

  Your hair defines you. Hair is one asset that can make or break our confidence. That is why when we notice the first signs of grey hair, we start feeling old and less attractive. How

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Understanding The Disease Behind The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the most trending news all over social media. From celebrities to politicians to a common man

Cholesterol

We all have often heard about the advertisements of food products with a low amount of cholesterol. Although we have heard a lot about cholesterol, do we really know what cholesterol is? Ch

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is a mild yet contagious viral infection which affects young children all over the world. This condition is characterized by the p

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

Jon Keats had written aptly in his poem, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. H...
20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

20 Incredible Benefits of Raisins for Health, Skin & Hair

Raisins have emerged to become an irreplaceable member of the dry fruit category. These small del...
Surprising Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

Surprising Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar was used for the first time in Italy and is known all over the world due to it&r...
HPV

HPV

Overcoming The Myths Of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) HPV or Human Papilloma Virus is kno...

Rosacea

...
20 Scientific Benefits & Uses of Walnut for Health & Skin

20 Scientific Benefits & Uses of Walnut for Health & Skin

Walnuts can be easily regarded as one of the oldest tree fruits which have been grown by men. The...
Pineapple - A Dangerous Fruit for Pregnant Women

Pineapple - A Dangerous Fruit for Pregnant Women

Do you remember the old wives tales which said something about avoiding Pineapples while you are ...
Why did India ban 344 fixed dose combination drugs?

Why did India ban 344 fixed dose combination drugs?

344 fixed dose combination drugs banned in India In a giant move on Marc...
Remarkable Benefits of Almonds for Health, Weight Loss & Skin

Remarkable Benefits of Almonds for Health, Weight Loss & Skin

Almonds are one of the most popular tree nuts available all over the world. They are available bo...
12 Incredible Health Benefits of Persimmon

12 Incredible Health Benefits of Persimmon

Persimmon, though belonging to a category of berries, is not a well known fruit in our country. I...
Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism: Basic Overview The lack of a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone in th...
13 Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin

13 Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry and flaky skin can often be experienced all over the year, though they are much more common d...