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Shatha Subhi ALHarthi, Munerah Saleh BinShabaib, Hameeda Bashir Ahmed, Abid Mehmood, Junad Khan, Fawad Javed
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that peri-implant clinical and radiographic inflammatory parameters are worse in waterpipe-smokers (WS) and cigarette-smokers (CS) compared with never-smokers (NS). The aim of the present retrospective study was to compare the peri-implant clinical and radiographic inflammatory parameters among WS, CS and NS. METHODS: Forty-four CS (Group-1), 41 WS (Group-2) and 43 NS (Group-3) were included. Demographic data was collected using a questionnaire...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
Matthew S Walters, Jacqueline Salit, Jin Hyun Ju, Michelle R Staudt, Robert J Kaner, Allison M Rogalski, Teniola B Sodeinde, Riyaad Rahim, Yael Strulovici-Barel, Jason G Mezey, Ahmad M Almulla, Hisham Sattar, Mai Mahmoud, Ronald G Crystal
Waterpipe (also called hookah, shisha, or narghile) smoking is a common form of tobacco use in the Middle East. Its use is becoming more prevalent in Western societies, especially among young adults as an alternative form of tobacco use to traditional cigarettes. While the risk to cigarette smoking is well documented, the risk to waterpipe smoking is not well defined with limited information on its health impact at the epidemiologic, clinical and biologic levels with respect to lung disease. Based on the knowledge that airway epithelial cell DNA methylation is modified in response to cigarette smoke and in cigarette smoking-related lung diseases, we assessed the impact of light-use waterpipe smoking on DNA methylation of the small airway epithelium (SAE) and whether changes in methylation were linked to the transcriptional output of the cells...
2017: PloS One
Mehdi Khemiss, Sonia Rouatbi, Latifa Berrezouga, Helmi Ben Saad
Background - As dentists are certain to encounter narghile-smokers amongst their patients, it is important to inform them of the possible detrimental impacts of narghile-use on oral-health. Objective - To review the literature on the oral-health effects of narghile-use. Methods - Data Sources - We made a search on pubmed until June 30th, 2015 for the chronic oral-health effects of narghile-use using the terms "oral-lesions" or "oral-cancer" or "dry-socket" or "periodontium" and 'narghile' or its different synonyms...
July 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
D Wright, H Burrow, D Hurst
The prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking (also known as shisha, hookah, narghile or hubble bubble) is increasing worldwide and is especially popular among adolescents of all cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. This increased prevalence is thought to be due to a number of factors including the relationship between the social aspect of waterpipe smoking and a thriving café culture, lack of regulatory or policy framework specific to waterpipe use, the perception of reduced harm and the evolution of social media...
December 9, 2016: British Dental Journal
Alpay Ateş, Müge Arikan, Ayşegul Özgök
BACKGROUND Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is commonly seen during the winter season in Turkey due to use of charcoal stoves and water heaters, but narghile smoking is a rare cause of CO poisoning. CASE REPORT In this paper, we report a CO poisoning case caused by narghile smoking. The patient was admitted to the ED with nausea, dizziness, vertigo, and syncope. CONCLUSIONS The diagnosis of CO poisoning depends on suspicious anamnesis. The major treatment of CO poisoning is oxygen supply.
September 13, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Fazıl Yıldırım, Yunsur Çevik, Emine Emektar, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Yavuz Katırcı
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate whether increased carboxyhemoglobin (COHB) levels and ECG changes, which associated with fatal ventricular dysrhythmias, including increased QT, P-wave and T peak (Tp)-Tend (Te) dispersion, can be detected after smoking narghile, which is a traditional method of smoking tobacco that is smoked from hookah device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After local ethics committee approval, this prospective study was conducted using healthy volunteer subjects at a "narghile café," which is used by people smoking narghile in an open area...
October 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
Mehdi Khemiss, Mohamed Ben Khelifa, Mohamed Ben Rejeb, Helmi Ben Saad
OBJECTIVE: To compare the periodontal bone height (PBH) of exclusive narghile smokers (ENS) with that of exclusive cigarette smokers (ECS). METHODS: Tunisian males aged 20-35 years who have been ENS for more than five narghile-years or ECS for more than five pack-years were recruited to participate in this comparative cross-sectional study. Information about oral health habits and tobacco consumption were gathered using a predetermined questionnaire. Plaque levels were recorded in four sites using the plaque index of Loe and Silness...
2016: Libyan Journal of Medicine
Ki-Hyun Kim, Ehsanul Kabir, Shamin Ara Jahan
Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS, also known as hookah, shisha, narghile, and many other names) involves passing tobacco smoke through water prior to inhalation by the consumer. As the number of waterpipe smokers is rising rapidly, there is growing concern over the use of WTS, particularly as there has been a widely held misconception that WTS is free from health hazards. In reality, it is associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes on both a short- and long-term basis. Hence, it is desirable to develop advanced techniques for surveillance, intervention, and regulatory/policy frameworks specific to the production and use of waterpipe tobacco...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Mohamad A Charab, Noura S Abouzeinab, Mohamed E Moustafa
Waterpipe smoking is common in the Middle East populations and results in health problems. In this study, we investigated the effects of exposure of mice to waterpipe smoke on oxidative stress in lungs and liver and the effects of selenium administration before smoke exposure on the oxidative stress. Twenty-four mice were divided equally into four groups: (i) the control mice received no exposure or treatment; (ii) mice exposed to waterpipe smoke; (iii) mice received intraperitoneal injection of 0.59 μg selenium/kg body weight as sodium selenite 15 min before the exposure to waterpipe smoke; and (iv) mice received intraperitoneal injection of 1...
December 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
Wasim Maziak, Ziyad Ben Taleb, Mohammed Jawad, Rima Afifi, Rima Nakkash, Elie A Akl, Kenneth D Ward, Ramzi G Salloum, Tracey E Barnett, Brian A Primack, Scott Sherman, Caroline O Cobb, Erin L Sutfin, Thomas Eissenberg
Numerous epidemiological accounts suggest that waterpipe smoking (aka hookah, shisha, narghile) has become a global phenomenon, especially among youth. The alarming spread of waterpipe and accumulating evidence of its addictive and harmful effects represent a new threat in the global fight to limit tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. In response to waterpipe's alarming trends, major public health and tobacco control organisations have started or are considering systematic collection of data about waterpipe smoking to monitor its trends and assess its harmful effects in different societies...
May 2017: Tobacco Control
Mehdi Khemiss, Sonia Rouatbi, Latifa Berrezouga, Helmi Ben Saad
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2015: Libyan Journal of Medicine
Nazir Ahmad Dar
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September 2015: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
Wasim Maziak, Mohammed Jawad, Sena Jawad, Kenneth D Ward, Thomas Eissenberg, Taghrid Asfar
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 US. Waterpipes are used socially, often being shared between friends or family at home, or in dedicated bars and cafes that provide waterpipes to patrons...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sevil Sahin, Nursan Cinar
BACKGROUND: The popularity of the water pipe, also referred to as hookah, narghile, shisha or hubble-bubble, has increased tremendously during the past few decades. This study was conducted to determine student water pipe smoking status and perceptions about the effects of water pipe smoking on health in a state university in Ankara. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between September 2014 and January 2015. The data were collected with a questionnaire and "The Scale of Perception about the Effects of Water Pipe Smoking on Health"...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
André Luís Bertani, Thais Garcia, Suzana Erico Tanni, Irma Godoy
OBJECTIVE: To examine the pattern of tobacco use and knowledge about tobacco-related diseases, as well as to identify popular types of electronic media, in pregnant women, in order to improve strategies for the prevention or cessation of smoking among such women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 61 pregnant women, seen at primary care clinics and at a university hospital, in the city of Botucatu, Brazil. For all subjects, we applied the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
March 2015: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
Alan Shihadeh, Jens Schubert, Joanne Klaiany, Marwan El Sabban, Andreas Luch, Najat A Saliba
OBJECTIVES: Waterpipe smoking using sweetened, flavoured tobacco products has become a widespread global phenomenon. In this paper, we review chemical, physical and biological properties of waterpipe smoke. DATA SOURCES: Peer-reviewed publications indexed in major databases between 1991 and 2014. Search keywords included a combination of: waterpipe, narghile, hookah, shisha along with names of chemical compounds and classes of compounds, in addition to terms commonly used in cellular biology and aerosol sizing...
March 2015: Tobacco Control
Daniel Bech Rasmussen, Villads Bønding Jacobsen
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless and toxic gas. Sources of CO include car exhaust, charcoal and tobacco smoke. CO binds to haemoglobin forming carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb). Heavy smokers have COHb levels up to 15%. There are reports of COHb levels of 24,2% caused by tobacco use and 28,7% after narghile smoking. A 54-year-old woman with schizophrenia was admitted at the intensive care unit with COHb levels as high as 35% caused by cigarillo smoking. She also presented with severe thiazide-induced hyponatriaemia and high haemoglobin levels...
January 26, 2015: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Eiman Aboaziza, Thomas Eissenberg
OBJECTIVE: Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) involves passing tobacco smoke through water prior to inhalation, and has spread worldwide. This spread becomes a public health concern if it is associated with tobacco-caused disease and if WTS supports tobacco/nicotine dependence. A growing literature demonstrates that WTS is associated with disability, disease and death. This narrative review examines if WTS supports nicotine/tobacco dependence, and is intended to help guide tobacco control efforts worldwide...
March 2015: Tobacco Control
Suhail H Al-Amad, Manal A Awad, Omar Nimri
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between narghile (water-pipe) smoking and the age of patients when diagnosed with oral cancer. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with oral cancer registered in the Jordanian National Cancer Registry were asked about frequency of cigarette, narghile, and alcohol use. Relationship between age at diagnosis and risk factors was assessed using multiple regression analysis. RESULTS: In this sample, 66% of patients were cigarette smokers, and 36% and 17% were narghile smokers and alcohol drinkers, respectively...
November 2014: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Jessica K Pepper, Thomas Eissenberg
The prevalence of non-cigarette tobacco product use is on the rise across the globe, especially for waterpipes (also known as hookah, narghile, and shisha) and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The scientific literature reveals that waterpipe tobacco smoking is associated with exposure to a variety of toxicants that can cause short- and long-term adverse health events. In contrast, there is far less evidence of health harms related to e-cigarette use, although the variety of products in this category makes it difficult to generalize...
August 18, 2014: Chemical Research in Toxicology
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