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Hookah Effects on Young Generation

The rising popularity of hookah among the young generation has sparked concerns about its potential health effects. Despite its social appeal, hookah smoking exposes individuals to harmful substances, including carcinogens and toxins. The misconception that it is a safer alternative to cigarettes contributes to its widespread use. This introduction explores the impact of hookah on the health and habits of the youth, shedding light on the need for awareness and education regarding the potential risks associated with this culturally embraced form of tobacco consumption.

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Dr. Rakesh Gupta 

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Dr. Rakesh Gupta

PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, STRATEGIC INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION & RESEARCH (SIPHER)

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Dr. Rakesh Gupta, the President and Director of Public Health at the Strategic Institute for Public Health Education & Research (SIPHER) in Chandigarh, India, is a distinguished figure in public health. Awarded the WHO Award in 2015 for his efforts on World No Tobacco Day, Dr. Gupta has been a prominent representative for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) at various WHO consultations, including those on E-Cigarettes, Plain Packaging, and the Global Consultations on Flavors in tobacco and ENDS in 2023. His international engagements highlight his commitment to staying informed about global health challenges. In 2019, he received the SBI Award for exemplary services in the medical profession, underscoring his outstanding contributions to healthcare. Dr. Gupta's leadership and dedication continue to set high standards, making a significant impact on public health education, research, and advocacy in India and beyond.

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The rising popularity of hookah among the young generation has sparked concerns about its potential health effects. Despite its social appeal, hookah smoking exposes individuals to harmful substances, including carcinogens and toxins. The misconception that it is a safer alternative to cigarettes contributes to its widespread use. This introduction explores the impact of hookah on the health and habits of the youth, shedding light on the need for awareness and education regarding the potential risks associated with this culturally embraced form of tobacco consumption.