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. 2018 Dec 31;6(4):173-175.
doi: 10.1515/jtim-2016-0013. eCollection 2018 Dec.

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: A Mini-review

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Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: A Mini-review

Sankalp Yadav et al. J Transl Int Med. .
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The waterpipe tobacco smoking is an ancient form of smoking that is present in the society since centuries. The majority of consumers of this exotic activity are still unaware of the serious consequences that this type of smoking has on the health of the smoker. The paucity of data related to the prevalence and extent of this habit in the society is still not available. In this present short review, the authors try to highlight this serious health issue and suggest preventive measures.

Keywords: hookah; narghile; public health; shisha; smoking; tobacco.

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Conflicts of interest The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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