A team of scientists during the study collected twelve different varieties of hookah tobacco which was originally made within the U.S. and also the Middle East before breaking them down to liquidized form. The test results concluded that hookah tobacco contains far fewer toxic metals, such as chromium, cadmium, lead and and arsenic than those found in typical cigarette tobacco.

While some individuals choose to believe the difference lies entirely in filtering smoke through the hookah’s water, the team responsible for the study pointed out the composition of the hookah itself. It seemed that the specially prepared tobacco for water hookah pipes contained molasses, honey and other additional flavouring agents and also the lower levels of toxic metals. The team didn’t detect any signs of excess amounts of the toxic metals at all.