Harm perceptions of waterpipe tobacco smoking among university students in five Eastern Mediterranean Region countries: A cross-sectional study


Abu-Rmeileh N. M. E. , Alkhuffash O., Kheirallah K., Mostafa A., Darawad M., Al-Farsi Y., ...More

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, vol.16, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.18332/tid/89966
  • Title of Journal : TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) continues to be very common in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), partially because of cultural acceptance but also because of misconceptions of its harm. This paper aimed to describe the beliefs towards waterpipe harm of university students who smoked waterpipe in five EMR countries.