An introduction to the electronic waterpipe

Andrea M. Stroup, Steven A. Branstetter

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Despite the associated negative health outcomes, waterpipe smoking remains a popular method of tobacco consumption, specifically in young adults. While there have been expanding efforts to decrease waterpipe use, there is a new, non-combustible waterpipe device on the market, the electronic waterpipe (e-waterpipe), that could serve as an alternative to traditional, combustible waterpipe smoking. There is currently no known literature evaluating the e-waterpipe including prevalence of use or its health risks. This mini review defines the e-waterpipe, explains how an e-head is used to construct an e-waterpipe, and describes the various e-head models available for use. The review also discusses implications of e-head use and provides recommendations for future research and regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
StatePublished - Apr 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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