Smoking hookah is becoming a new social fad in Gainesville. But as Florida’s 89.1’s Lauren Buchwald reports, a recent study reveals hookah smoking is not a harmless alternative to cigarette smoking.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BuchwaldProjectfinal.mp3]
Not only did COVID-19 unleash a virus that affected the entire globe, but the growing pandemic also triggered an epidemic of anxiety and depression among America’s Generation Z and millennial populations. And many people turned to cannabis, as opposed to prescribed medication, to calm their minds. In 2021, cannabis sales increased to $30 billion, 40% higher than the previous year. The United States is expected to make up 75% of global cannabis sales in 2026.