My two daughters are really into the Hookah scene. I do not know if this is just a college thing or something else. Should I be concerned?
What do you know about Hookah Bars?
Nothing to be worried about. I've been to one.
It's like any other bar with drinks, only they also have hookah's that one can rent while there. You also order flavored tobaccos (e.g., apple) that are placed in the hookah bowl and burned under a piece of charcoal.
Each person puffs on a mouth piece on a hose.
The smoke is very flavorful, cool and smooth.
It's a very relaxing and social environment.
mmmmm sheesha yum
A study on hookah smoking and cancer in Pakistan was published in 2008. [ 31 ] Its objective was "to find serum CEA levels in ever/exclusive hookah smokers, i.e. those who smoked only hookah (no cigarettes, bidis, etc.), prepared between 1 and 4 times a day with a quantity of up to 120 g of a tobacco-molasses mixture each (i.e. the tobacco weight equivalent of up to 60 cigarettes of 1 g each) and consumed in 1 to 8 sessions". Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a marker found in several forms of cancer. Levels in exclusive hookah smokers were lower compared to cigarette smokers although the difference was not statistically significant between a hookah smoker and a non-smoker. Also the study concluded that heavy hookah smoking (2–4 daily preparations; 3–8 sessions a day ; 2< hrs to ≤ 6 hours) substantially raises CEA levels.
Smoking is smoking. All is bad for your lungs. Does absolutely squat for ones health. But when you are young, you live forever.
You learn something everyday. When it said Hookah bar....I though it meant "hooker bar". I'm not into the smoking scene, but if you want to rock the house singing in a karaoke bar...I'm in.