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Women and Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Allure or Offensiveness

Show simple item record Khalil J. Afifi R. Fouad F.M. Hammal F. Jarallah Y. Mohamed M. Nakkash R.
dc.contributor.editor 2013 2017-10-18T13:37:02Z 2017-10-18T13:37:02Z 2013
dc.identifier 10.1080/03630242.2012.753978
dc.identifier.issn 03630242
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking is increasing worldwide, despite evidence indicating its adverse health effects. Women and young people seem more likely to be choosing waterpipe tobacco smoking over cigarettes. The objective of this qualitative study was to understand better whether and why waterpipe smoking is a more acceptable form of tobacco use than cigarettes for women in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, and to understand whether the strategies used by multi-national corporations to attract women to cigarette smoking were perceived to be relevant in the context of waterpipe tobacco use. Focus groups (n = 81) and in-depth interviews (n = 38) were conducted with adults in Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. Discussions were thematically analyzed and recurrent themes identified. One of the themes which emerged was the negative image of women smoking waterpipes. Moreover, the sexual allure conveyed through waterpipe smoking as well as waterpipe tobacco smoking as a symbol of emancipation was illustrated. The latter was mainly expressed in Lebanon, in contrast with Egypt where traditional gender roles depict women smoking waterpipes as disrespectful to society. Understanding the social aspects of waterpipe tobacco smoking is crucial to planning future interventions to control waterpipe tobacco smoking among women and in society at large. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
dc.format.extent Pages: (100-116)
dc.language English
dc.publisher ABINGDON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Women and Health; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 53; no. 1; Pages: (100-116);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Women and Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Allure or Offensiveness
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Khalil, J., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Afifi, R., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Fouad, F.M., Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic
dc.contributor.affiliation Hammal, F., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta, AB, Canada
dc.contributor.affiliation Jarallah, Y., Sociology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Mohamed, M., Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation Nakkash, R., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Nakkash, R.; Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Promotion and Community Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Promotion and Community Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khalil, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Afifi, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Fouad, FM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hammal, F
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jarallah, Y
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mohamed, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nakkash, R
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Nakkash, R (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Hlth Promot and Community Hlth, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, Fac Hlth Sci, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 5
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dc.format.extentCount 17
dc.identifier.coden WOHED
dc.identifier.pubmedID 23421341
dc.identifier.scopusID 84875885031
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Women Health
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Women and Health
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Women Health
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 53
dc.source.ID WOS:000315156300006
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword gender roles
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword qualitative research
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword sex appeal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword waterpipe (hookah or shisha)
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword women
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex Egypt
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex gender identity
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex information processing
dc.subject.otherIndex interview
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex middle aged
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex psychological aspect
dc.subject.otherIndex qualitative research
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire
dc.subject.otherIndex sex difference
dc.subject.otherIndex smoking
dc.subject.otherIndex Syrian Arab Republic
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Egypt
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Focus Groups
dc.subject.otherIndex Gender Identity
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Interviews as Topic
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex Qualitative Research
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherIndex Sex Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Smoking
dc.subject.otherIndex Syria
dc.subject.otherIndex Young Adult
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HUBBLE-BUBBLE SMOKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CIGARETTE-SMOKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MAINSTREAM SMOKE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus GENDER-DIFFERENCES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus TOXICANT EXPOSURE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus NARGHILE SMOKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARBON-MONOXIDE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PIPE SMOKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SYRIA
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherWOS Women's Studies

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