Laboratory and clinical acute effects of active and passive indoor group water-pipe (narghile) smoking.

@article{Bentur2014LaboratoryAC,
  title={Laboratory and clinical acute effects of active and passive indoor group water-pipe (narghile) smoking.},
  author={Lea Bentur and Elias Hellou and Aviv D Goldbart and Giora Pillar and Einat Monovich and Maram Salameh and Inna Scherb and Yedidia Bentur},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2014},
  volume={145 4},
  pages={803-809}
}
BACKGROUND Indoor group water-pipe tobacco smoking, commonly referred to as water-pipe smoking (WPS), especially in coffee shops, has gained worldwide popularity. We performed a comprehensive laboratory and clinical evaluation of the acute effects of active and passive indoor group WPS. METHODS This comparative study evaluated pre- and post-30-min active and passive indoor group WPS. The outcome parameters were carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), nicotine, and cotinine levels; CBC count; and… CONTINUE READING
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