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Acute Effects of Dokha Smoking on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems among UAE Male University Students.
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PMID:  22901128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tobacco use is rampant. A less reported, yet widely used form of smoking native to UAE is midwakh or dhokha. The aim of the study is to assess the acute effects of smoking dokha (Arabian pipe) on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems among male university students in the UAE. Method: A quasi-experimental study was conducted among 97 male volunteers aged more than 17 years. Blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate of each participant, were measured before and immediately after smoking. A self administered questionnaire was used to collect personal details and data about smoking pattern. Results: Mean increases in systolic blood pressures (12 ± 1 mmHg), heart rates (20 ± 2 bpm) and respiratory rates (4 ± 1 breaths/min) were observed (p <0.001). A mean decrease in diastolic blood pressures (1 ± 1 mmHg) was observed (p = 0.483). Conclusion: Smoking dokha has a significant acute effect on systolic blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. Anti smoking campaigns must address the ill effects of this form of smoking. Results from the study warrant further research into this method of smoking which is becoming more popular.
Rizwana B Shaikh; Noor Mohammad Abdul Haque; Hassan Abdul Hadi Khalil Al Mohsen; Ali Abdul Hadi Khalil Al Mohsen; Marwa Haitham Khalaf Humadi; Zainab Zaki Al Mubarak; Elsheba Mathew; Shatha Al Sharbatti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1513-7368     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130625     Medline TA:  Asian Pac J Cancer Prev     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1819-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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