EXPLOSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: Joint Egypt-Saudi-French Nuclear Study Establishes Hazards of Iran Mass Entertainment Weapon (Hookah Smoking)
(*) Entire living cities with their children, women, men, cats and dogs, .... gardens, cafes and tea houses... have disappeared within a very short span of time…
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TITLE OF THE STUDY: Radiological hazards of Narghile (hookah, shisha, goza) smoking: activity concentrations and dose assessment.
Published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (1 September 2008)
Interviewed over the phone, one of the authors -who is by chance our consultant for international and scientific affairs- said he had no comment. However, we have received later this morning the following cryptical communiqué from his secretariat, apparently based on excerpts from the abstract of the study:
“The average concentrations of natural radionuclides in moassel tobacco pastes are comparable to their concentration in Greek cigarettes and tobacco leaves, and lower than that of Brazilian tobacco leaves.”
“Our study found a wide range in the radioactivity contents where the average (range) activity concentrations of 238U, 234Th, 226Ra, 210Pb, 210Po, 232Th and 40K, in Bq/kg dry weight were 55 (19–93), 11 (3–23), 3 (1.2–8), 14 (3–29), 13 (7–32), 7 (4–10) and 719 (437–1044) Bq/kg dry weight, respectively.”
So, if you are not struck by a cancer caused by hookah smoking, you will sure die of its radioactivity
However, the Observatory on Hookah or Health accessed the study and was first very impressed by the pioneering advance the work represents in the ““waterpipe””™ night. Then, we note that the study shows how the authors (*) of the erroneous Cochrane Review (the laundered recycled version of the erroneous World Health Organisation report , both supposed to be “peer-reviewed” and “gold standard” (sic) publications...) have actually invented (and published !), with others, the figure of 100 million daily hookah smokers in the word.
Nuclear study states: “It has been claimed and repeated in the open peer-reviewed scientific literature that more than 100 million people worldwide smoke narghile daily [HERE, the study refers to the erroneous Cochrane Review (*)]. However, the origin of such an estimate cannot be traced in any scientific database. As for the historical background of the narghile, it is not Indian as often stated but more probably African […]”
(*) Maziak, W., Ward, K., Eissenberg, T., 2007. Interventions for waterpipe smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. (4) CD005549.
Since the Cochrane Review is controlled by people linked to the intolerant die-hard anti-tobacco Globalink (or Global Lynch if you prefer) network, the public could not know before of the scandal of that document and to what extent the reputation of the Cochrane Reviews has been stained. The above example is only one out of many errors. Only pire-reviewers, puppets and parrots can gloss over such a repeated scientific misconduct. Then it is mere propaganda.
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PREVIOUS RELEVANT READINGS :
Bury the Peace Pipe and Dig it Up Again: Iran Between US Prohibitionism and National Sovereignty, Freedom, Dignity and Persian Art de Vivre
Syria, Iran and the Threat Posed by Hookah Smoking to the Free Civilized World
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