Mary Martinasek, PhD | American Lung Association

Mary Martinasek, PhD

Research Awards Nationwide Recipient (2013-2015)

University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Southeast
Environmental Effects of Hookah Smoking

Hookah smoking has become a popular form of social smoking. Because of fruit flavored tobacco, it is commonly believed that hookah is a safe alternative to cigarette smoking. However, a 45-minute session of hookah is equivalent to the nicotine in 10 cigarettes. This study will examine levels of particulate matter and carbon monoxide of patrons pre- and post-hookah bar visits with the intent to strengthen policies related to age, regulation and advertising.

Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

What is LUNG FORCE?

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.