Letters Waterpipe tobacco smoking

Waterpipe tobacco smoking may undermine the progress made in curbing cigarette smoking

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7761 (Published 31 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7761
  1. Mohammed Jawad, honorary clinical research fellow1,
  2. Christopher Millett, National Institute for Health Research professor of public health1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, Hammersmith, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. mohammed.jawad06{at}imperial.ac.uk

The recent news report highlights how hookah pipes may serve as a gateway to cigarette smoking.1 Longitudinal studies among adolescents in Denmark and Jordan came to similar conclusions.2 3 Compared with other nicotine containing products, such as smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, the gateway hypothesis for waterpipes seems to be a largely undisputed public …

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