August 2, 2010 - The primary objective of this study was to systematically review the effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking (hookah, argileh nargile, hubble-bubble, water pipe, hooka, shisha, goza, meassel, sheesha) on lung function. The secondary objective was to compare the effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking and cigarette smoking on lung function.
PAPER: Effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking on lung function: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Dany Raad, Swarna Gaddam, Holger J. Schunemann, Jihad Irani, Philippe Abou Jaoude1, Roland Honeine1 and Elie A. Akl (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chest -Published online before print July 29, 2010, ABSTRACT..
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