Seven Thousand Billions of Ultra Fine Smoke Particles in a Single Hookah (Narghile, Shisha) Session and Yet its Users are Still Alive…
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"Seven Thousand Billions of Ultra Fine Smoke Particles in a Single Hookah (Narghile, Shisha) Session and Yet its Users are Still Alive…" (Dec. 1, 2007)
includes : “Shocking Unsubstantiated Neo-Orientalist Statement on Lung Function Discrimination (Middle East vs. European Hookah Smokers) Published in the ‘Tobacco Control’ Journal”
WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS:
1) Banning of hookah smoking machines should become a top priority for public health;
2) Forbiddance of ludicrous anthropometrical statements should become part of national edicts regarding smoke-free places;
3) The collapse of the peer-review system in relation with hookah studies is confirmed;
4) 1 Cigarette roughly Equals 3 (unshared) Hookahs (regarding Ultra Fine Particles concentration and for a reference volume of 500 ml).
5) 1 Cigarette roughly Equals 13 (unshared) Hookahs (regarding Carbon Monoxide yields and for a reference volume of 500 ml).
6) Hookah has not proved, to date, to be MORE dangerous than cigarettes.
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