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Smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable Death

Smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death In the United States even though considerable success has been found in reducing smoking rates across the states Cobb Ward Maziak Shihadeh Eissenberg 2010 Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480 000 deaths per year CDC 2017 Much is known about the health effects of conventional smoking but until recently other forms of tobacco such as water pipe tobacco have not been extensively researched to determine potential harms associated with it Water pipe smoking has been around for centuries it has links to countries of southwest Asia and north Africa Cobb Ward Maziak Shihadeh Eissenberg 2010 Water pipe tobacco goes by many different names such as hookah narghile or shisha The term water pipe has been used to describe the use of instruments that allow tobacco smoke to pass through water before inhalation Nachef Hammond 2008 Due to increasing popularity of use in the United States water pipe use has become an area of concern The reasons for concerns mainly revolve around certain misconceptions regarding water pipe smoking One popular misconception being water pipe tobacco is less lethal and addictive than traditional forms of tobacco use such as cigarette consumption Smith Curbow Stillman 2007 

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