New Research Shows Smoking Hookahs is WAY WORSE for You Than Cigarettes

Millennials have to make a tough decision between two conflicting lifestyle trends: healthy living and capturing time-lapses of hookah smoke billowing Rihanna-style from their mouth.

We strongly suggest you choose the former.

First of all, hookahs aren’t cool. Remember how lame you looked posing with a 26er of Smirnoff at the club when you were 19? That’s what you look like now when you’re huddled around a waterpipe to which you have no traditional or cultural affiliation on a rooftop lounge while you ask for photos to be taken of you.

More important, however, is that smoking tobacco from a hookah turns out to be f*cking God awful for you.

Sorry to curse twice, but there’s no better way to emphasize recent research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine that determined a single hookah session delivers approximately 125 times the smoke, 25 times the tar, 2.5 times the nicotine, and 10 times the carbon monoxide as a single cigarette.

It’s an astonishing level of contamination, and especially concerning given that many high school students in the U.S. now smoke hookahs at the rate of cigarettes.

F*cking Tyga. Why won’t he leave the children alone.

And sure, it’s very likely people smoke more cigarettes than they participate in hookah sessions, but inhaling carcinogenic fumes for hours at a time without any filter is something that doesn’t happen with cigarettes.

By the way: absolutely do not take that as an endorsement for darts – why not just stay away from smoking altogether?