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Hookahs have increasingly become a popular way for young adults to relax in a social setting. Over the years, more hookah bars have opened across the nation and private parties have featured hookah pipes.

For those unfamiliar, hookah is a pipe that vaporizes flavored tobacco for the purpose of smoking it. Although smoking a hookah is often viewed as safe, it can have deadly consequences, according to the CDC.

Click continue to view 9 ways smoking a hookah can damage your health.

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