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New research published in the journal Pediatrics indicates youth hookah use is increasing and hookah users are likely to be abusing other substances including alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes. In addition, the research indicates hookah use increases as socioeconomic status increases. Hookah smoking involves using water pipes to smoke tobacco and tobacco-like products. Adverse health outcomes for hookah use includes the delivery of "tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide in even higher doses than cigarettes". Hookah has also been linked to lung and esophageal cancer, respiratory illness, periodontal diseases, decreased pulmonary and cardiovascular functions, low birth weight, chromosomal aberrations, infertility, and the transfer of infectious diseases.Issues: SmokingCoalition resource: Research To Practice, Evidence-based Strategies, Evaluation, Environmental Strategies, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Assessment
CADCA and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance have developed a new educational supplement aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use. The supplement, which is intended to be used in the classroom, explains the science around the effects of tobacco use and its link to cancer and other chronic diseases and conditions.Drug type: Tobacco
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