I wish more people would realize that the health effects are the same or close to it, if not worse for smoking hookah and cigarettes. I guess hookah bothers me because it is just another way to smoke, and I have seen the negative effects of smoking. Often times, people will think the chances of health problems are low or won’t happen to them. I thought the same with my dad, but he contracted severe lung and throat cancer and passed when I was 13 years old. And guess what guys, I never saw him smoke once. He hid it from my family, meaning that he didn’t smoke as much as some people because we were around him all the time (I have a big family). I wish more people would realize how smoking won’t just hurt them, but also their families. It wasn’t fun losing someone I loved.