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  • Published on:
    Response to E-Letter from May 6, 2015
    • Sumit R. Kumar, Medical Student
    • Other Contributors:
      • Shelby Davies, Michael Weitzman, and Scott Sherman

    NOT PEER REVIEWED We explicitly did not do a systematic review, which would have included things such as assessing articles for quality and assessing for presence of publication bias. Instead we opted for a narrative review. This decision was made given the limited time available for the authors to complete the supplement prior to the World Conference on Tobacco or Health and the small number of available articles after ou...

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    Review of air quality, biological indicators and health effects of second-hand waterpipe smoke exposure - Letter
    • Luis D Ramirez, Research Assistant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Catherina Chang-Martinez, Michael Delgado, Abraham Mengist, Vivian Nwudu, Alnecia Nisbett

    NOT PEER REVIEWED Dear Editor,

    Research on waterpipe smoking, also called hookah, is still emerging, and research on second-hand hookah exposure is still in its nascent stages. However, after reading the review on the various effects of second -hand waterpipe smoke exposure by Kumar et al recently published in Tobacco Control1, we noted several major issues in its execution and have serious reservations about th...

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