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Hookah Pens, Vaporizers and Your Teens

The Hookah or vaporizer pen is the new way for your teen to get high.

Well your teenager has found a new toy to use. Many teens have been smoking Hookah because they believe that it is safer than cigarettes or marijuana. Unfortunately they are wrong. It is just as dangerous and might be more dangerous.

Smoking Hookah is a group activity that is common in the Middle East and India. Since it is a group activity, it is appealing to teens. Also since many adults here in the United States know little about it, this makes it more appealing to teens because it is easier to lie about. If you look up Hookah, you will find there are numerous places that teens can go in Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Concord to buy a Hookah pipe and Hookah to smoke. There are also Hookah cafes similar to Starbucks where teens can go and smoke it. And now finally there is the Hookah pen. It looks like a regular pen so they can take it any where such as school and smoke.

However, the Hookah pipe can be used for smoking more than Hookah. The teens are combining Hookah with marijuana to get high. Now that there is a Hookah pen, or vaprorizer pen, teens can easily take this to school and smoke during class. As a parent you may want to discuss Hookah with your teen and see what they know or don't know. You may want to discuss the pros and cons too. Also remind them if they get caught with the pen on campus, they are in trouble.

One thing this should point out to parents is that you should never let your your guard down. Teens are always developing new ways and new devices to get high. Check out this video on YouTube to learn more about these pens.

Read more about the effect of these "waterpipe" smoking devices from the World Health Organization.

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Bill Bill January 12, 2014 at 08:38 PM
I got a sweet one at http://joesvapeshack.com
"The Black Panther of Poetry" February 13, 2014 at 02:39 PM
Hookah Pens, Vaporizers and Your Teens!!! OH MY!!! How times have changed!!! My Generation had only Lions, and Tigers and Bears!!! OH MY!!!
Tyler Harsh March 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM
I'm 17 years old and only have seen H.P. used for weed once im one of the people who use it for oil and e juice. its irritating to see the ignorance of adults and their closed off minds. how about you study the whole concept of hookah pens before you post something like this and yea weed is bad for you. it is considered a mild for of acid and causes deterioration of the brain stem!
bob blevins March 26, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Most hookah pens are made for people to use to help them quit smoking cigarettes. I smoked a pack a day for 11 years and have not touched a cigarette since I picked up my hookah pen. People under the age of 18 should not be able to get their hands on a pen since it is illegal to sell to minors. If you would like a great hookah pen check out http://ehookahbrand.com/
rick April 01, 2014 at 02:11 AM
I would just like to ask the author of this article why they put hookah pens in there articles tittle but spent the whole time talking about hookahs and only mentioned hookah pens at the end. while you gave a lot of information about hookahs and there risks, you failed to mention any about hookah pens themselves. Now I'd like to address the fact that as it is indeed possible to put weed in a hookah, you cant put it in a hookah pen, that is because the way they are built, e-juice is the only the you can put in them (or some other liquid with a similar consistency). You can however buy attachments for the pen that at made for dry herb but once you take off the e-juice attachment and put on a vaporizer it stops being a hookah pen. I hope that you take some time to distinguish the differences about hookahs and hookah pens and in the future wont post about thing you obviously don't know anything about because besides the name they aren't much alike.

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