2011: Times are a changing...  Consider updated information on this issue:

Scitopics such as:

The Mystique of Hookahs. Health and Religious Misconceptions

and

The Hookah Global Epidemic

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Hookah Knols (Google Pieces of Knowledge) 

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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)

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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 )

 http://narghilecommuniques.googlepages.com/Critique_Plagiat_Dautzenberg_Nau.htm

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   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...

The 7 Fatals Errors in the WHO Report

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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


READ THIS:
Errors in the Scenario for the Narghile Epidemic in Syria. A critical analysis of: “Rastam S, Ward KD, Eissenberg T, Maziak W: Estimating the beginning of the waterpipe epidemic in Syria. BMC Public Health 2004, 4:32.”. BMC Public Health 2007 (30 Dec).