Hookah Smoking Dramatically Increases Among Teens

July 8, 2014 4:04 AM

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MIDLAND, TX, (Local Big 2 News) - A new report in the journal of pediatrics shows a dramatic increase in the number of teens and young adults who smoke hookah pipes. In a surprising twist, the report shows teens with wealthy parents are more likely to smoke hookah because they think it's cool.

"It's more socially acceptable among them because they think it's "safer" which it's definitely not," says Midland Memorial Hospital Physician Daniel Gehard.

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