Hookah smoke may significantly increase leukemia risk, study says

November 22, 2014 4:24 AM

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Hookah smoke may significantly increase leukemia risk, study says

Smoking hookah, a type of flavored tobacco, is quickly becoming more popular in the United States. Now a new study from San Diego State University reports it could lead to an increase in cases of leukemia.

Researchers found that hookah smoke doubles exposure to the dangerous carcinogen benzene, which numerous studies show is responsible for several types of deadly cancers, including leukemia.

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