Raw Epidemiological data reveal cigarette use is a gateway to hookah (narghile, shisha) smoking. Therefore, the great majority of preventive programmes (fueled by millions of dollars) in the USA and the UK have failed by missing the main objective!
>> VIDEO: "Americans are NOT stupid - WITH SUBTITLES"
>> ““waterpipe””™: What's that ?
>> PLAGIARISM, the infantile disease of Anti-tobacco organizations: Stephen WILLIAMS (english), “Djazia, sociologue” (Webarabic) (FRENCH)
>> MESSAGE MACHINE. Behind Military Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand By David BARSTOW (April 20, 2008)
>> [Hookah (shisha, narghile), Anthropology and The Law]. Communiqué (8 janvier 2008): Le Narguilé, l’Anthropologie et la Loi (English version available)
>> URGENT, UNBELIEVABLE and SCANDALOUS:
>> NOTE about smokeless tobacco (snus): "The major ‘‘gateway’’ to adult cigarette smoking is a cigarette itself. A high risk child would be better off using snus than cigarettes, if the child is determined to use tobacco." (Kozlowski et al, 2003)
>> WIRE from California (Dec 28, 2007): In conformity with a city ordinance, all apartments in Belmont are now considered "smoke-free" places. STOP. Only owners of private houses can smoke at home. STOP
>> On the Agenda 2000 Banning Smoking in Private Homes: Read: “Anti-Tobacco” Organisations Exposed: Official Scientific Trustworthy Source States that Their Objective is “making global public health history”
>> Research Avenues for Students (Graduate, Postgraduate and beyond) and Confirmed Scientists in all Disciplines
>> New Study Warns: “Anti-tobacco activism may be hazardous to epidemiologic science” !
>> DON'T SAY IT ! Journal of Autonomic Neuroscience Censors Critique of Study on Hookah Smoking and Baroreflex Control of Heart Rate in Normotensives. Read yourself the critique in Open Discourse Journalreview scientific forum and read also this: COPE: code of conduct for biomedical journals Note: this study -and others similar- is cited in the "Gold Standard" intensively-"peer-reviewed" Cochrane Review... Check by yourself
>> 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).
"Further" evidence for those who are not "convinced": 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).
>> As if cigarettes were not enough, here come two full-of-serious-errors studies on narghile (1st: Mokdad AH, Warren CW ; 2nd: Yunis K, Beydoun H, Nakad P, Khogali M, Shatila F, Tamim H.). The first is a praise to the second (a very usual thing in this field…). Co-author Hala Tamim is undoubtedly a renown expert (1; 2). And they call this "science", "'peer-reviewed' 'science'"... READ THIS: International Journal of Public Health Endorses Multiple Errors by US-American University of Beirut Team. Violation of Biomedical Publication Ethics
>> JUST CHANGE THE CHANNEL...: "Oh, please. They tell us violence on T.V. and video games don't cause violence in children, so how can hookah smoking lead to cigarette smoking? If you don't like it change the channel, I mean stay away from the smoke. Just when do individuals become responsible for their own actions in this "free" (LOL) society ?" (Organic1)
>> "CONFLICTS OF INTEREST": Interested in Multiple ones ? READ: World “Waterpipe”™ Experts Celebrate with 2 Comments 10,000 Hits (20,000) Reached by Critique of Erroneous WHO Report on Hookah Smoking
>> "PEER-REVIEW" SHOW: Try Yourself as a Critic of so-Called and so Cute ""Peer-Reviewed"" "Scientific" Studies on "Waterpipe"™ Smoking ! Come on, it's so Easy ! Enter the Dance Now !
>> "Impact Factor" or "Parroting Factor" ? Are you a scientist worthy of this name or just a parrot ?
>> LAUGH ! “Other websites promote hookah use as chic and elegant (hookahculture.com) or as part of a unique lifestyle (insidehookah.com) and hookahs as objects of religious veneration (sacrednarghile.com)”. Source: BACCHUS (White Paper on Hookah Use). Since Bacchus is the Greek god of wine, is this an "Undeclared Competing Interest" ?
>> "Fight the Hookah Hype !" says Caravansarai
>> SMOKING MACHINES: Tell Us Folks ! Do you use your hookah like the "realistic" smoking machine supposed to modelize the median “average” human smoker: drawing in each ONE HOUR session: 171 puffs of 0.53 litre, 2.6 s duration and spaced 17 seconds ? More HERE
>> WHO TobReg (Study Group for Tobacco product REGulation): More Democratic than the UN Insecurity Council...
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