2011: Times are a changing... Consider updated information on this issue:
Scitopics such as:
Former Homepage of Communiques on
Narghile (Hookah, Shisha), Health and Tobacco Issues
Contact author of communiqués: kamcha[a]gmail.com (replace "[a]" with @)
24 Dec. 2007. (e-mailed) Letter to Dr Erik DYBING, Chairman TobReg (CC: Dr David BETTCHER and Dr Yumiko MOCHIZUKI (Dir. WHO/TFI) to inform them on “Serious Errors in WHO New Report on “Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Regulation”
Among other very serious errors: “Smokeless tobacco (i.e. chewing tobacco, snuff and snus) is common and has become a leading cause of death in many developing countries” (pp. 35-36)
Plagiat/Contrefaçon: Tout ce que vous ne pouviez pas savoir sur le livre de Bertrand DAUTZENBERG et Jean-Yves NAU: « Tout ce que vous ne savez pas sur la chicha » [Intellectual Piracy/Plagiarism: Everything you couldn't know about this book] (8 June 2007)
VOUS ETES PRESSES ? >> 1ER TABLEAU PARTIEL COMPARATIF ICI
( IN A HURRY ? Have a look at the First Comparative Table HERE )
(range due to mirror sites (PubMed Central,
The first ever prepared by the Health Agency of the United Nations. Reviewed, "peer-reviewed" and subject to "multiple layers" (sic) of "peer-review" according to officials of WHO TobReg (Study Group on Tobacco Regulation) and WHO TFI (Tobacco Free Initiative).
The very first sentence contains a huge error...
Undoubtedly, the joint US-Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies is “a model of international partnership for the creation of sustainable research capacity in developing countries”(Promot Educ. 2004;11(2):93-7, 116, 134