True or false: Hookahs (water pipes) lower the risks from smoking.
False. Hookah smoking burns flavored tobacco using a water pipe. The smoke is inhaled through a long hose. Some claim that the actual amount of tobacco smoked is low and that the water acts as a filter, but these claims are false.
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