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Waterpipe smoking in Alberta

Description

Waterpipes, commonly referred to as hookah, shisha and narghile, can have health effects similar to cigarette use and can lead to increased risks from exposure to carbon monoxide, exposure to second hand smoke and tobacco addiction. This report from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health looks at the problems associated with waterpipe smoking, trends in the use of waterpipes in Canada, and current actions being taken in Canada and in Alberta. It ends with a recommendation that Alberta begin work on amending the Tobacco Reduction Act to prohibit the use of waterpipe smoking in public places, workplaces and within 5 meters from the doorway, window or air intake to a public place or workplace.

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recommendations smoking tobacco smoking waterpipe tobacco waterpipes

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Type
Report
Extent

7 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

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Resource Dates

Date Created

2012-02-01

Date Added

2017-01-18T20:44:18.254613

Date Modified

2012-02-01

Date Issued

2012-02-01

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