Increasing hookah use in California.

  title={Increasing hookah use in California.},
  author={Joshua R. Smith and Steven Edland and Thomas E. Novotny and C. Richard Hofstetter and Martha White and Suzanne Lindsay and Wael K. Al-Delaimy},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 10},
Hookah use is gaining popularity nationwide. We determined the correlates and trends for hookah use from the California Tobacco Survey. Between 2005 and 2008 hookah use increased more than 40%, and in 2008, 24.5% of young men reported ever using a hookah. Hookah use was more common among the young (18-24 years), the educated, the non-Hispanic Whites, and the cigarette smokers. Hookah use is increasing in California, especially among young adults, and in 2008 reached the highest prevalence ever… CONTINUE READING

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