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Carboxyhaemoglobin levels in water-pipe and cigarette smokers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20459918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: We aimed to measure carboxyhaemoglogin (COHb) blood levels before and after water-pipe and cigarette smoking sessions.
METHOD: Self-confessed smokers older than 18 years (N=30) volunteered to smoke a water-pipe or a cigarette and have their blood COHb levels measured under controlled conditions.
RESULTS: Mean baseline COHb levels were 2.9% for the 15 cigarette smokers and 1.0% for the 15 water-pipe smokers. Levels increased by a mean of 481.7% in water-pipe smokers as opposed to 39.9% in cigarette smokers.
CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated that water-pipe smokers had significantly higher increases in blood COHb levels than cigarette smokers during a single smoking session.
Ansa Theron; Cedric Schultz; James A Ker; Nadia Falzone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-12     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Inhalation
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Carboxyhemoglobin / metabolism*
Cohort Studies
Equipment Design
Nebulizers and Vaporizers*
Smoking / blood*
South Africa
Tobacco / metabolism*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
059QF0KO0R/Water; 142M471B3J/Carbon Dioxide; 9061-29-4/Carboxyhemoglobin

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