Navigation Links
Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
Date:7/19/2014

SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals.

Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, this study found that many young adults believe the water pipes are a safe alternative to cigarettes.

Researchers asked patrons, aged 18 to 30, at three Southern California hookah lounges if they thought that hookah use could be harmful. More than half said they did not believe that it would harm their health.

When asked why they believed hookahs were not a health threat, 47 percent said they thought the smoke gets filtered through the water. More than one-third thought the fruit used to flavor the tobacco detoxifies harmful chemicals, and 16 percent said the tobacco used in hookahs doesn't contain nicotine and isn't addictive.

None of those beliefs is true, said the authors of the study in the July/August issue of the journal Nursing Research.

"With hookah smoking on the rise, particularly among young adults, our goal was to identify factors influencing perceptions, attitudes and preferences toward hookah smoking," lead researcher Mary Rezk-Hanna, a nursing doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a university news release.

Previous research has shown that while cigarette use continues to fall, hookah smoking is on the rise, especially among college students. Sixty percent of the participants in the UCLA study said hookah smoking is a trendy way of socializing.

"This study underscores the urgent importance of more research and campaigns to increase public knowledge on the dangers of hookah smoking, especially among young adults," Rezk-Hanna said.

Understanding the basis of these perceptions and beliefs can help health care professionals design effective prevention and intervention strategies, she added.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about hookah smoking.

SOURCE: University of California, Los Angeles, news release, July 8, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Surgery and Botox: A Washington D.C. Politician’s Guide to Looking Younger
2. Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women
3. Facelift at 35 – The Face of Facelifts Grows Younger
4. Study: Young women with sexy social media photos seen as less competent
5. Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
6. Testicular cancer rates are on the rise in young Hispanic Americans
7. Harmful hookahs: Many young smokers arent aware of the danger
8. Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals fundraising for adolescent, young adult cancer
9. Young women with PCOS are 5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
10. Young indoor tanning increases early risk of skin cancer
11. Tougher penalties credited for fewer casualties among young male drivers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... ... past six years, Lightning Labels has sent out a call for users of its custom ... creativity of their designs. Submissions this year were open from May 18 to July 1 ... winners of the sixth annual Photo Contest, along with the prizes they've received:, ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Wilderness Voices”: a collection ... travel. “Wilderness Voices” is the creation of published author, Martha McKown, an ordained ... was inspired as a very young child when her older sisters studied High School ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a best-in-class 5-star rating to Energy NADH, a ... of modern life continually makes more demands on time and energy, people are finding ... people in vicious high/low cycles and can also cause long term health issues. More ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... I. Stevens as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the ... NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Marathon running has surged in popularity in ... running increases exposure to ultraviolet radiation, a carcinogen that promotes skin cancer. Studies ... half may be adequately protecting themselves with proper clothing and sunscreen. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/27/2017)... Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported financial results ... reported second quarter net sales of $1.954 billion, an ... an increase of 2.1% on a constant currency basis.  ... LDR Holding Corporation acquisition, second quarter 2017 revenues decreased ... on a constant currency basis. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... Colo. , July 26, 2017 E.I. ... Guttridge and the Bimini SharkLab to custom design the worlds ... images of sharks in their native habitat. In preparation ... Discovery Channel,s Shark Week, Dr. Guttridge approached EIMI ... take pregnancy diagnosis directly to hammerhead sharks underwater. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... Sancilio Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc. (SPCI) today announced ... Altemia TM , an oral therapy for pediatric patients ... (SCD). The SCOT Trial, is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding, ... Altemia TM in pediatric patients aged 5-17 years ... "The completion of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: