This video provided by Newsy shows us how a Hookah can be much more harmful to your body than 25 cigarettes.
Researchers found that hookah — now more popular than cigarettes among teens — is much heavier on tar, smoke, nicotine and carbon monoxide.
A hookah, aka Pneumatic Water Pipe, Narghile, Arghileh, Qalyan, or other names is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha in which the vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin—often glass-based—before inhalation.
Health risks of smoking hookah include exposure to toxic chemicals that aren’t filtered out by the water and risk of infectious disease when hookahs are shared.
The waterpipe was either invented in the Mughal or the Safavid Empires from where it eventually spread to the east into India.
Later on, the hookah reached the Middle East during the Ottoman Era from neighboring Safavid Iran.
More recently in the modern ages, the hookah has gained popularity in the Americas, Europe, Oceania, Australia, Southeast Asia, as well as South and East Africa largely due to immigrants from the Levant.