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How Is Tobacco Used?
Tobacco can be smoked in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
It can be chewed or, if powdered, sniffed. "Bidis" are an alternative cigarette.
They originally came from India and were hand-rolled. In the United States, bidis were popular with teens because they come in colorful packages with flavor
choices. Some teens think that bidis are less harmful than regular cigarettes,
but in fact they have more nicotine, which may make people smoke more, giving
bidis the potential to be even more harmful than cigarettes. Hookah -- or water
pipe smoking -- practiced for centuries in other countries, has recently become
popular among teens in the United States as well. Hookah tobacco comes in many
flavors, and the pipe is typically passed around in groups. Although many hookah
smokers think it is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, water pipe smoking
still delivers the addictive drug nicotine and is at least as toxic as cigarette