The truth about: hookah
Hookah, also known as waterpipe, narghile and hubble-bubble, is increasingly popular with youth. From 2011 to 2015, the prevalence of recent hookah use among high school and middle school students rose by more than 50%.
In 2015, 7.2% of high school students said they smoked hookah in the last 30 days
In 2015, 7.2% of high school students and 2.0% of middle school students said they smoked hookah in the last 30 days.
Young adults are misinformed about the risks: 24.5% of young adults 18-34 years old say hookah is less risky than cigarettes. But a typical 1-hour long hookah smoking session can result in inhalation of the amount of smoke produced by 100 or more cigarettes.
The misperceptions of hookah as less harmful and less addictive relative to cigarettes are positively associated smoking hookah among U.S. college and graduate students.
To spread the truth about hookah, we’ve summarized the key facts for you to know, use and share.