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Studies on Hookah (Shisha, Narghile) Smoking led by other Researchers


(note: most of Dr Kamal T.C. s writings are transdisciplinary: Anthropology & Health)

-A first list edited by March 2007-



       Al-Mutairi SS, Shihab-Eldeen AA, Mojiminiyi OA, Anwar, AA. Comparative analysis of the effects of hubble-bubble (Sheesha) and cigarette smoking on respiratory and metabolic parameters in hubble-bubble and cigarette smokers. Respirology 2006; 11: 449-55

Ø  Bacha ZA, Salameh P, Waked M. Saliva cotinine and exhaled carbon monoxide levels in natural environment waterpipe smokers. Inhal Toxicol. 2007 Jul;19(9):771-7.

       Hadidi KA, Mohammed FI. Nicotine content in tobacco used in hubble-bubble smoking. Saudi Medical Journal 2004; vol. 25 (7): 912-917.

       Sajid KM, Akther M, Malik GQ. Carbon monoxide fractions in cigarette and hookah. J Pak Med Assoc 1993 (Sep);43(9):179-82.

       Shafagoj YA, Mohammed FI, Hadidi KA. Hubble-Bubble (Water Pipe) Smoking: Levels of Nicotine and Cotinine in Plasma, Saliva and Urine. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2002; 40(6):249-55.

       Shafagoj YA, Mohammed FI. Levels of Maximum End-Expiratory Carbon Monoxide and Certain Cardiovascular Parameters Following Hubble-Bubble Smoking. Saudi Med J 2002; 23(8):953-8.



       Kiter G, Uan ES, Ceylan E, Kilinc O. Water-pipe smoking and pulmonary functions. Respiratory Medicine 2000; 94: 891-4.

       Salem ES. Numerous publications in Egyptian Journal of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis.

       Waked M. Le narguil : quand la fume se dissipe [Eng.: Nargile : beyond the cloudy smoke]. La Lettre du pneumologue 2006; 9(5):177-9.



       Rakower J, Fatal B. Study of Narghile Smoking in Relation to Cancer of the Lung. Br J Cancer 1962; 16:1-6.




although, in the field of questionnaire design, the following is a model:

Ø  Hanna L, Hunt S, Bhopal RS. Cross-cultural adaptation of a tobacco questionnaire for Punjabi, Cantonese, Urdu and Sylheti speakers: qualitative research for better clinical practice, cessation services and research. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2006;60:1034-1039.

See critique: > E-Letter to the Editor: An Excellent Model for Adapting Tobacco Questionnaires. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2007 (18 Jan).