Table 3

The median time interval between smoking milestones and the appearance of the first HONC symptom or ICD-10 is shown only for those participants who had already experienced these outcomes at the baseline survey

N (%)IntervalMonths
114 (71.2)From the first use of waterpipe to the appearance of the first HONC symptom10.9
61 (38.1)From the first use of waterpipe to ICD-1013.9
50 (90.9)From smoking a whole waterpipe head to the appearance of the first HONC symptom0.6
37 (67.3)From smoking a whole waterpipe head to ICD-105.0
  • HONC, Hooked on Nicotine Checklist; ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases Nicotine Dependence (≥3 criteria).