A Review of the Pulmonary and Health Impact of Hookah Use.

  title={A Review of the Pulmonary and Health Impact of Hookah Use.},
  author={Mit P Patel and Vikramjit S Khangoora and Paul Ellis Marik},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
Hookah is a single- or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco, whose smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. The use of Hookah dates back centuries and is believed to have originated from India during the reign of Akbar the Great or the Safavid dynasty of Persia. Outside its native region, hookah smoking has gained popularity throughout the world, especially among younger people. There is generally a misconception amongst hookah users that it is… 
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