Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Over half of the tobacco smoke consumed by young American smokers is inhaled through hookahs, and more must be done to specifically curb this kind of smoking, a new study published in the British Medical Journal Thursday found.

In the study, researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30 and asked them how frequently and how much hookah smoking — also known as waterpipe tobacco smoking — and regular cigarette smoking they did in March and April of 2013.

Researchers then used statistical analysis to estimate the proportion of toxicants originating from each kind of smoking. …read more