Smoking hookah could put people at a ‘significantly higher’ risk of diabetes and obesity

Many research studies have shown the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but the effects of hookah smoking have not been studied extensively. A new study of 9,840 people in Iran has found that hookah smokers are at greater risk of diabetes and obesity.  One hookah session could be equivalent to smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, study co-author Gordon Ferns said.

The rate of obesity and diabetes is “significantly higher” among hookah smokers than cigarette

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