Waterpipe tobacco waste as a source of toxic contaminants in the environment

Sina Dobaradaran, Thomas E. Novotny and Hossein Arfaeinia Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS), commonly known as narghile, shisha, and hookah, is increasing worldwide, and with it, evidence of adverse health risks. WTS has been historically prevalent among youth and adults in Eastern Mediterranean countries, and it is increasingly popular in Eastern Europe and Western countries. Results […]

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COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news

  This page provides resources, research and news reports about COVID19 and smoking, vaping and other tobacco products for the information of health professionals, researchers and the general public. (Last updated 11 June 2020) Tobacco Control & BMJ publications Tobacco Control and Human Rights Before, During, and After COVID-19 “Post-pandemic, tobacco control will also benefit […]

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Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: A Potential Conduit of COVID-19

Mohammad Ebrahimi Kalan, Ziyad Ben Taleb, Mehdi Fazlzadeh, Kenneth D Ward, Wasim Maziak On New Year’s Eve 2019, the outbreak of a novel infectious respiratory disease (known as Coronavirus disease 2019; COVID-19) was reported in several patients with a history of exposure to the Huanan seafood market, in multiple hospitals in the city of Wuhan, […]

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