Hookah tobacco labels are misleading, researchers find
Label information on many hookah tobacco products is misleading and may be misinterpreted by consumers, according to new research on nicotine and pH levels in hookah tobacco.
The study, led by Roswell Park Cancer Institute and University at Buffalo scientists, has been published online ahead of print in the journal Tobacco Regulatory Science.
Hookahs are waterpipes that are used to smoke specially-made tobacco, which comes in many different flavors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while many users think it is less harmful, hookah smoking has many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. And while hookah use is hazardous and addictive, use of these products has increased among adolescents....

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