Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V05130301
Smoking water pipe is injurious to lungs
This review describes the pulmonary consequences of water pipe smoking. Smoking water pipe affects the lung function negatively, is significantly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and increases the risk of lung infections. Case reports suggest that regular smokers of water pipe have a higher risk of developing malignancies, particularly lung cancer than cigarette smokers.