COLUMNIST (Jermaine Ong): “Although many people said they believe that the water in the hookah filters out all of the “bad stuff” in the tobacco smoke, it is quite the opposite, according to University of California, San Diego tobacco researcher Dr. David Burns.”
COMMENTS BY OBSERVATORY ON HOOKAH AND HEALTH: He is also, above all, and apparently, a member of the expert team (TobReg) who supervised and endorsed the ERRONEOUS WHO report on Water pipe smoking
EXPERT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT: "It contains the same toxic and cancer-causing substances that are present in cigarette smoke".
COMMENTS BY INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER: “This statement is not true despite the huge arrayed efforts and funding to establish it with the help of the numerous “new” studies the world has heard of these last years and that were designed for this very purpose”.
COLUMNIST: “However, new studies show hookah smokers actually inhale more nicotine than cigarette smokers because of the massive volume of smoke they inhale.”
COMMENTS BY INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER: Which “new studies ? : That one ? or That other one ? Or this one ? or all the others the critique of which was censored by obscurantist so-called scientific journals ?”
EXPERT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT: "This use of tobacco can deliver enough nicotine to make you addicted and delivers more toxic substances than it does nicotine and, therefore, could create a very real health risk in long-term uses"
COMMENTS BY INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER: “The strange insistence on nicotine as the “dangerous” and dependence causing substance (a WRONG dogma) and avoiding to talk about the real problems (that would involve harm reduction techniques) obviously aims at misleading the general public and, beyond, the public health decision makers .
COLUMNIST (probably on behalf of the EXPERT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT): “A typical one-hour session of hookah smoking exposes the user to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette.”
COMMENTS BY OBSERVATORY ON HOOKAH AND HEALTH: Therefore, this shows that hookah smoke is very different from cigarette smoke and doesn’t contain “the same toxic and cancer-causing substances”. Otherwise, all hookah smokers of the world would have already died, no ?
EXPERT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT: “It certainly is the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes for carbon monoxide".
COMMENTS BY INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER: “This is wrong. The studies referred to here (Shihadeh, for instance) were flawed. See my published and unpublished critiques”.
COLUMNIST: “The hookah smoking devices could also harm gums, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. They warned that hookah smokers face a risk of gum disease that is five times greater than that faced by non-smokers.”
COMMENTS BY OBSERVATORY ON HOOKAH AND HEALTH: “Yet, another confusing making study. Read published critique here”
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