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The Allure of the Waterpipe

Thursday, March 12, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
E A Akl; K D Ward; D Bteddini; R Khaliel; A C Alexander; T Lotfi; H Alaouie; R A Afifi
The Allure of the Waterpipe: a Narrative Review of Factors Affecting the Epidemic Rise in Waterpipe Smoking Among Young Persons Globally.
Tob Control 2015;24:i13-i21 doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051906  

The review suggests potential interventions to control WTS among youth, with emphasis on creative utilisation of social media, and tobacco control policies that include the specificities of WTS. The review further suggests the need for rigorous qualitative work to better contextualise determinants, and prospective observational and experimental studies that track and manipulate them to assess their viability as intervention targets.  

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