Tobacco Prevention Program
Hookah smoking infographic (PDF)
Hookah is a water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco called shisha, marijuana, and other substances yet carries many of the same or greater health risks as smoking cigarettes.
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Within minutes of quitting smoking...
- 20 minutes after quitting:
Your heart rate drops.
- 12 hours after quitting:
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
- 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting:
Your heart attack risk begins to drop and your lung function begins to improve.
Quitting smoking improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and many other smoking-related illnesses.
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Tobacco Prevention Program • About us
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Seattle, WA 98104
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