Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking

  title={Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking},
  author={Ziad M El-Zaatari and Hassan A. Chami and Ghazi S. Zaatari},
  booktitle={Tobacco control},
OBJECTIVE It is widely held that waterpipe smoking (WPS) is not associated with health hazards. However, several studies have documented the uptake of several toxicants and carcinogens during WPS that is strongly associated with harmful health effects. This paper reviews the literature on the health effects of WPS. DATA SOURCES Three databases-PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE-were searched until August 2014 for the acute and long-term health effects of WPS using the terms 'waterpipe' and its… CONTINUE READING


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