In 2012, 18.3% of high school seniors in the United States had used hookahs.
Teens and Hookahs
This research was done after the surge of hookahs being used all over the world. This increase has been notably done by young adults and teens. Within the U.S. a survey done by Monitoring the Future found that in 2012, 18.3% of high school seniors in the United States had used hookahs. Similarly, among university students this form of smoking have become more prevalent. Within the past year the use of university students jumped from 22 percent to 4o percent!
To many hookah smoke may seem like harmless fun however, just as fast as hookah use is growing so are misconceptions. With teens using more and more consumption of non-conventional tobacco products they also believe the idea that they are less harmful to the body. This way of thinking may shock others but is incorrect.
To the disbelief of many hookahs carry the same health risks as smoking a cigarette. Many are dumbfounded to know that their are charcoal combustion burned in the hookah and their prducts. Another reason is also that the hookah is smoked in frequent high volume puffs during smoking sessions. The typical puff from a hookah can be 10 times the volume of a cigarette’s puff.