what is acceptable in justice? hookah bars

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#1 Sep 11, 2011
Hookah smoking: Is it safer than cigarettes?
Is hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes? I've been told that the water used in the hookah makes the tobacco less toxic.
Answer:

Richard D. Hurt, M.D. Mayo Clinic

Hookah smoking is not safer than cigarette smoking. Also known as narghile, shisha and goza, a hookah is a water pipe with a smoke chamber, a bowl, a pipe and a hose. Specially made tobacco is heated, and the smoke passes through water and is then drawn through a rubber hose to a mouthpiece. The tobacco is no less toxic in a hookah pipe, and the water in the hookah does not filter out the toxic ingredients in the tobacco smoke. Hookah smokers may actually inhale more tobacco smoke than cigarette smokers do because of the large volume of smoke they inhale in one smoking session, which can last as long as 60 minutes.

While research about hookah smoking is still emerging, evidence shows that it poses many dangers:

Hookah smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds, including tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). In fact, hookah smokers are exposed to more carbon monoxide and smoke than are cigarette smokers. As with cigarette smoking, hookah smoking is linked to lung and oral cancers, heart disease and other serious illnesses. Hookah smoking delivers about the same amount of nicotine as cigarette smoking does, possibly leading to tobacco dependence. Hookah smoke poses dangers associated with secondhand smoke. Hookah smoking by pregnant women can result in low birth weight babies. Hookah pipes used in hookah bars and cafes may not be cleaned properly, risking the spread of infectious diseases.
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Brookfield, IL

#2 Sep 11, 2011
let it go already !
laughable

Berwyn, IL

#3 Sep 11, 2011
Did anyone else notice that the author of this "article" is named Dick Hurt?
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#4 Sep 12, 2011
laughable wrote:
Did anyone else notice that the author of this "article" is named Dick Hurt?
Not as funny as you think, it could be Dick Less, like your mayor.
laughable

Berwyn, IL

#5 Sep 13, 2011
Whoa Dude wrote:
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Not as funny as you think, it could be Dick Less, like your mayor.
Glad you seem to know all about the Mayor's Penis! Frightening as that thought is.
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#6 Sep 13, 2011
laughable wrote:
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Glad you seem to know all about the Mayor's Penis! Frightening as that thought is.
Very good, finally someone with a sense of humor.

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