The « Anti-Tobacco » Industry Crimes. Owner of Houara Hookah Lounge in Critical State as He Enters 4th Week of Hunger Strike
A martyr of Big Pharma (*) and its stooges in the most influent media whose clear role is to nip in the bud any scientific debate on a huge mystification: Hookah "Passive Smoking". As for cigarette "passive smoking", the huge exaggeration (3000 times) was already smoked out by world prominent experts ( here )
The Invention of Hookah (Shisha, Narghile) «Passive Smoking» through Repeated Scientific Misconduct and Fraud. Lebanon & Syria
Original in French: Les crimes de l’industrie «anti-tabac». Le gérant d’un salon de thé parisien [Abdelkader El-Ahmer], en grève de la faim depuis 4 semaines, se trouve dans un état critique
(*) RELEVANT TO BIG PHARMA DICTATORSHIP: Prostitution of Tobacco Control Science and Policy: World Conference on Tobacco or Health Accepts Big Pharma Sponsorship (Pr Michael Siegel, March 13, 2008)
Not to mention gross exaggeration about hookah smoke while most of the latter is made up of WATER... and GLYCEROL (known to have no biological toxicity and not included [even as a footnote..., for obvious reasons] in the world anti-tobacco industry' calculation of "TAR" [the so-called "nicotine free dry particulate matter"]).
Not sure ? Read THIS
Any fair and independent tobacco scientist knows that what is important in this field is not Quantity but Quality. What kills people in tobacco is NITROSAMINES and RADIOACTIVITY.
> Where are the anti-tobacco industry' studies on these issues ? Its only obsession for almost 10 years now is (for obvious reasons) the "NICOTINE-ADDICTION" FRAUD originating in a US SURGEON GENERAL report (1988).
> The Anti-Tobacco industry is now recruiting social scientists to help "DEGLAMOURIZE" and "DENORMALIZE" hookah smoking :
Check the scientific level, LAUGH OR CRY: "Being male, older, unmarried, and non-Middle Eastern White predicted current cigarette smoking; being Arab or Chaldean and having less formal education predicted current water pipe use."
SOURCE: Jamil H, Templin T, Fakhouri M, Rice VH, Khouri R, Fakhouri H, Al-Omran H, Al-Fauori I, Baker O. Comparison of Personal Characteristics, Tobacco Use, and Health States in Chaldean, Arab American, and non-Middle Eastern White Adults. J Immigr Minor Health. 2008 Mar 3 [Epub ahead of print]
OTHER FUNNY CASE (involving the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation):
Smith-Simone S, Maziak W, Ward KD, Eissenberg T. Waterpipe tobacco smoking: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavior in two U.S. samples. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Feb;10(2):393-8.
>> READ More about the methods adopted by the Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal:
The “Nicotine and Tobacco Research” Journal Endorses a Scientific Error as Big and Carcinogenic as a Yemeni Narghile Bowl !
Stephanie SMITH-SIMONE, the main author, states she works for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Do you want to know more about this foundation ? CHECK OUT Pharmaceutical Multinationals: Buying Governments, Selling Antismoking (see also the RWJF Grants 1992-1999)
No use to introduce Dr SMITH-SIMONE's three colleagues of the “Waterpipe”™ group and main investigators a the joint US-Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies …
QUOTEWORTHY (of course, we will not make a review of numerous errors): “The final distinctive feature of waterpipe tobacco smokers from this U.S. sample is related to risk perceptions. Although sizable proportions of all populations studied in the EMR believe waterpipe to be less harmful and addictive than cigarettes (Asfar et al., 2005; Varsano, Ganz, Eldor, & Garenkin, 2003; Ward et al., 2005), U.S. waterpipe tobacco smokers were much more likely to believe that the likelihood of addiction and experiencing deleterious health effects was very low. For example, 49% of waterpipe users among Aleppo University students believed that waterpipe was more harmful than cigarettes (Asfar et al., 2005) compared with only 3% in this study sample.”
The answer to this “enigma” is VERY SIMPLE:
>> In Syria, smokers and students are under the direct influence, in Arabic, of the propaganda elaborated by the joint US-Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies
>> in the US, hookah users and students are under the direct educational influence, in English, of the propaganda elaborated by The SCAred Narghile and the Observatory on Hookah OR Health…
OUR MOTTO: "DEGLAMOURIZE" and "DENORMALIZE" NEO-LISSENKOIST "WATERPIPE"™ PIRE-REVIEWED SCIENCE, FIRST !
[update April 26, 2008: Hookah Bars in Paris Fight Smoking ban. Abdelkader El-Ahmer, Owner of Houara Lounge, Is a World Hero in Tobacco Prohibition Times ]
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