Hookah Smokers May be at a Higher Risk of Leukemia

November 22, 2014 2:35 PM

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Hookah may be the new upcoming trend in the midst of all the health advice revolving around smoking and its ill-effects, but now, it has been found that the fumes that hookah smokers inhale contain toxic benzene that could be associated with an increased risk of leukemia- a deadly skin cancer as per the findings from a new study from San Diego State University. Inhaling more of flavoured tobacco will certainly put a person at more risk of being affected by this cancer, health experts believe.

The levels of SPMA in the urine of more than 100 hookah smokers were examined by the researchers for this particular study. SPMA is a by-product of beneze, and is basically an acid found in the urine of more than 100 non-smokers exposed to hookah smoke.

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