A Study of Carboxyhaemoglobin Levels in Cigarette and Sheesha Smokers in Saudi Arabia

Zahran, Fouad; Yousef, Abdul Aziz; Baig, Mirza Hamid Ali
July 1982
American Journal of Public Health;Jul1982, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p722
Academic Journal
A single carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) estimation of late evening blood sample among non-smokers, cigarette smokers, and sheesha smokers was evaluated among Saudis. The COHb level in smokers of 15 to 40 cigarettes a day ranged between 0.7 and 10.3 with a mean value of 6.1 ± 2.58 COHb. Values among sheesha smokers ranged between 6.5 and 13.9 with a mean value of 8.8 ± 1.83, significantly higher than those of cigarette smokers (P < 0.001) for a given degree of exposure to tobacco smoke.


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