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Electronic Cigarettes – Cutting through the Vaporscreen

By Global Bridges

E-cigarettes are a new addition to the field of tobacco products and there is still a lot to be learned about the effects of using them, or “vaping.” Jon O. Ebbert, MD, faculty at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, recently gave a presentation  on “Electronic Cigarettes – Cutting through the Vaporscreen,” to primary care […]

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The acute effects of waterpipe smoking on lung function and exercise capacity in a pilot study of healthy participants

By Feras Hawari

Smoking waterpipe (WP) is a social habit that has been spreading across the globe. Although classically known in the Middle East and other eastern countries, recent statistics show that western countries are now part of this new ‘trendy’ way of using tobacco. Many factors have been contributing to the spread of WP use, including myths […]

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Use of E-cigarettes in England and the Involvement of the Tobacco Industry

By Global Bridges

Electronic cigarettes allow smokers to obtain nicotine in a much safer form than the traditional cigarette, being free of many of the carcinogens and poisons in tobacco smoke. This makes them substantially safer than traditional cigarettes. The Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) (see www.smokinginengland.info), initiated by Professor Robert West at University College London, has seen a […]

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Do We Know Enough About Water Pipe Smoking?

By Omar El Shahawy

Is water pipe smoking more harmful than other forms of tobacco use? How much nicotine does it deliver? Do we need more evidence to start fighting it globally? These questions have been circling in the tobacco control arena for some time. The water pipe (also known as a shisha, goza or hubbly bubbly) is a […]

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