Central and peripheral cardiovascular changes immediately after waterpipe smoking

  title={Central and peripheral cardiovascular changes immediately after waterpipe smoking},
  author={M. Alomari and O. Khabour and K. Alzoubi and Dana M. Shqair and T. Eissenberg},
  journal={Inhalation Toxicology},
  pages={579 - 587}
  • M. Alomari, O. Khabour, +2 authors T. Eissenberg
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Inhalation Toxicology
  • Abstract Background: Tobacco cigarette smoking is a global health problem that kills millions each year. Recently, tobacco smoking using a waterpipe (WP) has become popular worldwide. However, unlike cigarettes, the cardiovascular (CV) risks associated with WP smoking are uncertain. In this study, the immediate effects of WP smoking on central and peripheral CV indices were evaluated in 53 young healthy smokers. Materials and methods: Strain-gauge plethysmography was used to measure forearm… CONTINUE READING
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