Running head: HEALTH EFFECTS OF HOOKAHS
Health Effects of Hookahs
HEALTH EFFECTS OF HOOKAHS
Hookahs are water pipes used in smoking mostly tobacco. The tobacco is found in
different flavors such as watermelon, mint, cappuccino, apple, licorice, chocolate,
coconut, and cherry. The people who smoke hookahs are exposed to varying health
conditions, especially cancers related to the smoke and failure of the respiratory system.
The smoking of hookah is mostly common among the youth. Hookah is smoked in
groups where the same pipe is passed from one person to the next. The use of hookah is
gaining popularity throughout the world and youth from different areas such as in my
state are using it on a large scale. The Healthy People 2020 is working towards reducing
the use of tobacco by creating awareness on the health effects and offering rehabilitation
for the addicted people to assist them to stop using hookahs.
Overview of the Problem in the State
The use of hookah in my state has been on the rise for the last two few years,
creating concerns on how to st...
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