eLetters

119 e-Letters

published between 2003 and 2006

  • Shisha vs. “Water-pipe” : The Question of a Unifying Term
    Kamal Chaouachi

     

    Shisha vs. “Water-pipe” : The Question of a Unifying Term

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  • The Issue of Nomenclature: In Reply
    FOUAD A. AL-BELASY

    Dear Editor,

    This is to comment on the following recently published eletter:

    The issue of nomenclature: Wasim Maziak (17 June 2006)

    In a dictionary search for Hookah, Hubble-bubble, Narghile, Arghile, Water-pipe and Shisha, the Oxford Paperback Dictionary [1] defines Hookah as an oriental tobacco pipe with a long tube passing through a glass container that cools the smoke as it is drawn thr...

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  • The issue of nomenclature
    Wasim Maziak

    I thank the authors of letters regarding our published work (Ward et al, 2006) on their useful remarks. It is self-understandable that no one uses the world waterpipe when asking the public about this tobacco use method, but use the local word for it. The same way that we never ask the public about ischemic heart disease but use this term extensively in research papers about this problem. It is also understandable that t...

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  • A Commentary on Two Conclusions
    FOUAD A. AL-BELASY

    Dear Editor,

    This is to comment on the following recently published eletter:

    Chaouachi K: Syria, Lebanon, Tobacco Research in General and Narghile (Hookah, Shisha) Smoking in Particular. TC Online 8 June 2006.

    I completely agree with the statement that Shisha is now used internationally because of the global hookah craze whereas “waterpipe” is no hypostasis and adhere to the notice that this wo...

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  • A Personal Experience with Goza and Shisha Smoking
    Fouad A. Al-Belasy

    Being a son of a famous well-qualified owner of a café shop, I have been, since the early days of my perception, in direct contact with Goza and Shisha smokers. Goza is a modified form of Shisha. It has its head, body, water-container, and hose [1]. However, Goza has no mouth-piece separated from the hose and no disposable plastic mouth-piece is served or commonly used. Yet, the water-container of Goza was and still is ma...

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  • Syria, Lebanon, Tobacco Research in General and Narghile (Hookah, Shisha) Smoking in Particular
    Kamal Chaouachi

    Dear Editor,

    This is to comment on the following recently published study:...

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  • To All Those Who Read This-
    Jennifer A. Jacobs

    When I was 16-years, I lived a very rough life and found myself in the foster-care pool. I came to live with Gloria and Bill Tuttle, and stayed for a few months. I was a very disturbed and distraught child, and I did not get along well with Gloria at all. (In hindsight it wasn't because she was mean, it was because she was in charge!!!) Bill was another story all together. He was quiet. Almost serene. He was tired a lot...

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  • Erectile Dysfunction Medication
    Norbert Hirschhorn

    Would sildenafil (Viagra) or tadanafil (Cialis) ameliorate ED in men who smoke? Was use of these medications asked about in the study?

    Norbert Hirschhorn MD

  • The Social Context of Individual and Collective Smoking: Similarities and Differences
    Kamal Chaouachi

    Dear Editor,

    Studying the social context of cigarette smoking was acknowledged as a pressing need in tobacco control. However, with new emerging health concerns like the growing use of the hookah (narghile) in the world, the social context, which bear similarities in both individual and collective smoking, also shows great differences that need to be reviewed. This letter introduces the reader to the specificit...

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  • A Safer Cigarette
    Henry Jones

    Less Harmful cigarettes do exist, but the majority of the smoking public is unaware that they are available. Isn't it about time that our government establish an agency that would regulate all tobacco products? I have recently been made aware of a new company that makes a less harmful cigarette. The companies name is Wellstone Filters(lowertar.com), and they have a developed a special cigarette filter that is patented and...

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