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Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Lung cancer and population comparisons between USA and Iran and Saudi Arabia (since hookah started in the Middle East and those are the two biggest middle-eastern countries and since Hookah is a big part of their culture)

USA in 2006: 170,000 new cases
Population: 300,000,000
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/
http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=...ulation+of+USA

Iran in 1995: 13,150,000 confirmed cases
Population: 59,000,000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2689160/ and
http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=...lation+of+Iran

Saudi Arabia: 1,200,000 new cases annually
Population: 24,000,000 (in 2006)
http://www.thoracicmedicine.org/arti...=Alamoudi#ref3
http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=...f+saudi+arabia

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