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By TIMES WIRES
Published July 14, 2007
My 17-year-old son has been smoking nakhla, a fruit-flavored tobacco product. Is it really less addictive than traditional tobacco?
The kids are just blowing smoke at you. Flavored tobacco, usually smoked in a water pipe or hookah, deliver nicotine and is at least as toxic as cigarette smoke, says Joel London, a press officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study found that an hourlong hookah session involves inhaling 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled with one cigarette.
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