Think Twice Before You Hookah Up

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Mint hookah may taste so fresh and so clean, but lung doctors—who are concerned about its increasing popularity with college students—are starting to dish the dirt on the tasty tobacco. The Daily Aztec at San Diego State University reports that a standard "head" of hookah tobacco has nicotine levels comparable to 70 cigarettes' worth and that smoking a hookah for 45 minutes is worse than smoking 21 cigarettes.