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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 459-460

Hookah smoking and COVID-19 in India: Fan the Flames


1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune 411038, Maharashtra, India
2 River Route Creative Group LLP, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prasanna R Deshpande
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune 411038, Maharashtra.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mgmj.mgmj_63_21

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In recent years, hookah smoking has gained popularity in India, especially among youth. However, its abuse increases the risk of COVID-19. The present letter discusses the harmful effects of hookah smoking, international policies for the cessation of hookah smoking, and the pressing need to have policies to mitigate hookah use and curb the spread of COVID-19 in India.


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