Clinical Research Lab for Tobacco Smoking

Name of lab:

Clinical Research Lab for Tobacco Smoking



Subject area description:

This laboratory is devoted to assessing the impact that waterpipe (also known as hookah) flavored tobacco has on smokers.  The team is the first to evaluate this highly addictive and misperceived tobacco use method in a clinical lab setting, as its popularity grows statewide and nationally—especially among youth. The on-campus lab is fully equipped with five computer stations, real-time monitoring equipment for vital signs and the latest technology for smoking topography (i.e., puff count, puff volume, average flow, puff duration, interpuff interval).


El Dib R, Suzumura EA, Akl EA,…, Maziak W, Guyatt G. (2017). Electronic nicotine delivery systems and/or electronic non-nicotine delivery systems for tobacco smoking cessation or reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 7:e012680. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012680..

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Wasim Maziak


Dr. Mayra Vargas-Rivera , Lab Manager

Dr. Ziyad Ben Taleb