Hookah pipes are associated with young people starting smoking, study findsBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7546 (Published 09 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7546
- Jacqui Wise
Hookah pipes and the smokeless tobacco product snus may serve as a gateway to cigarette smoking, researchers say.
A longitudinal analysis, published online by JAMA Pediatrics, found that smoking waterpipe tobacco from hookahs and using snus were associated with starting cigarette smoking among previously non-smoking teenagers and young adults.1
The research included 1596 young people aged 15 to 23, who completed a survey at the start of the study and again two years later. Two thirds …