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There is very limited evidence regarding waterpipe cessation interventions.



Waterpipe smoking is associated with both short- and long-term adverse health effects . A review of cessation interventions for waterpipe smoking found three RCTs. All three studies showed a benefit of the intervention over control (two behavioural only and one included a behavioural + bupropion intervention); however one small study effect did not reach significance.



Maziak W, Jawad M, Jawad S, Ward KD, Eissenberg T, Asfar T. Interventions for waterpipe smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD005549. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005549.pub3.

Jawad M, El Kadi L, Mugharbil S, Nakkash R. Waterpipe tobacco smoking legislation and policy enactment: a global analysis. Tobacco Control 2015; 24(Suppl): i60-i65.

El-Zaatari ZM, Chami HA, Zaatari GS. Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking. Tobacco Control 2015; 24(Suppl): i31-i43.

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