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July 16, 2014 9:41 AM

Nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors has used a hookah

Nearly one in five U.S. high school seniors has used a hookah, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. These water pipes have been used for centuries in the Middle East and are an increasingly popular method of tobacco delivery in the United States. Bars and restaurants – even in many states where smoking cigarettes indoors would be illegal – offer the pipes for tables to share. In an era when cigarettes are no longer cool, hookah seems to be a smoking method with less stigma.

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