Mohammed Jawad

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BACKGROUND In spite of the negative health effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking, its use is becoming more common. The objective of this study is to systematically review the medical literature for motives, beliefs and attitudes towards waterpipe tobacco smoking. METHODS We electronically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the ISI the Web of Science in January(More)
BACKGROUND Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) popularity is increasing world-wide, and health effects are emerging in the light of evidence that WTS is perceived by users as less harmful than cigarette smoking. However, there remains a paucity of available evidence from which to draw firm conclusions about its public health significance. AIMS This narrative(More)
BACKGROUND Smokeless tobacco is consumed in most countries in the world. In view of its widespread use and increasing awareness of the associated risks, there is a need for a detailed assessment of its impact on health. We present the first global estimates of the burden of disease due to consumption of smokeless tobacco by adults. METHODS The burden(More)
Although waterpipe smoking is growing in popularity worldwide, its epidemiology remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and attitudes of waterpipe smoking among 489 medical students (54.6% female; mean age 20.4 ± 2.0 years) in the United Kingdom by conducting a cross-sectional survey. Waterpipe smoking was more(More)
BACKGROUND The number of bariatric procedures has continued to increase worldwide. However, experience with tumors arising in the esophagus or stomach after gastric bypass is lacking. We report our technique for curative resection of esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient who had undergone previous gastric bypass and review the reported data on(More)
BACKGROUND Waterpipe tobacco smoking is a traditional method of tobacco use, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), but its use is now spreading worldwide. Recent epidemiological data, for example, show that waterpipe smoking has become the most prevalent tobacco use method among adolescents in the EMR, and the second most prevalent in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Waterpipe tobacco smoking is highly prevalent among young people in some settings. There is an absence of nationally representative prevalence studies of waterpipe tobacco use and dual use with other tobacco products in young people. METHODS We conducted a secondary analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, a nationally representative(More)
INTRODUCTION Water pipe tobacco smoking appears to be an increasing public health concern, with anecdotal reports of higher prevalence than cigarette smoking among young people in some high-income countries. We examined the prevalence and predictors of water pipe and cigarette smoking among students attending secondary schools in a deprived, ethnically(More)
INTRODUCTION Waterpipe tobacco smoking prevalence is increasing worldwide despite its documented health effects. A general belief that it is less harmful than cigarettes may be fuelled by the lack of media campaigns highlighting its health effects. We aimed to create and assess the impact of a social media campaign about dangers of waterpipe smoking. (More)
UNLABELLED Introduction Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS), known in the United Kingdom as shisha, is popular among adolescents worldwide. Some electronic cigarettes are marketed in the United Kingdom as 'electronic shisha' (e-shisha). This study aimed to understand how WTS users view e-shisha and whether it could be used as a harm-reduction or cessation aid.(More)