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Will hookah smoking lead to nicotine addiction?

Smoking from a hookah can still lead to nicotine addiction. While the water acts as a filter, it does not filter out many of the toxins, including nicotine. Research has shown that daily hookah smokers have the same nicotine levels in their bloodstream as someone who smokes 10 cigarettes per day, which is more than enough to spark addiction.

Hookah smoking - which involves specially-designed tobacco to be smoked with water, a chamber, bowl, pipe, and hose - can lead to nicotine addiction just as regular cigarette smoking does. In fact, hookah smoking exposes the smoker and anyone else in the room to higher levels of smoke and carbon monoxide than cigarettes with the same levels of tobacco. Hookah smoking does not help to break nicotine addiction. Additionally, hookah bars may not clean the hookahs thoroughly, which can lead to the spread of disease.

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