Hookah smoke is just as toxic as cigarette smoke. It contains high levels of carbon monoxide, nicotine, tar, and cancer-causing chemicals.
Smoking hookah exposes you to poisons that are known causes of cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.
Sharing a hookah mouthpiece could spread infections and oral herpes.
Smoking tobacco through water does NOT filter out the toxins.
A typical one-hour hookah session contains smoke equivalent to 100-200 cigarettes.
Smoke from a hookah session has about 36 times more tar and 8 times more carbon monoxide than cigarettes.
Think hookah isn’t addictive? Think again. Hookah contains nicotine, just like cigarettes.
In New Mexico, more than 1 out of 5 high school students have smoked hookah in the last month.