Title: “Is Medical Concern about Hookah Environmental Tobacco Smoke Hazards Warranted ?”, published in The Open General & Internal Medicine Journal (select “Volume 3” 2009)(or through mirror site).
“Abstract: This paper reviews the present knowledge about the nature of hookah (narghile, shisha) ETS and, in the light of the controversy over the actual health effects of cigarette ETS, concludes that the former should not be hyperbolised in an unscientific way as, unfortunately, a WHO report suggests.”
The article also pays a tribute to a Forces officer who has passed away recently. He has been an important figure in the global fight against pseudo-science (related to tobacco, of course), lies and propaganda that he and his organization have widely contributed to expose.
FORCES International (“Powered by reason, driven by passion”) is "a fascinating site we got to know accidentally and only recently although these people are drawing, in the field of research on cigarette smoking, very similar conclusions (about WHO reports, its lack of independence, etc.) to ours in the field of hookah smoking. The diametrical point of view defended by the Globalink site" (source: The Sacred Narghile).
Apology of pseudo-science by Shisha Pipe UK (retailer...):
The UK Ban is “in line with international evidence and recommendations. The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that: "using a water pipe to smoke tobacco poses a serious potential health hazard to smokers and others exposed to the smoke emitted"
Laugh ! or cry ?
"United Kingdom Ban on Smoking in General and on Hookah Smoking in Particular Should NOT Stay", Analysts Say
Tetralogy of Hookah World Premieres Now Complete with Pioneering Study on Hookah and Cigarette Passive Smoking (Environmental Tobacco Smoke)
IMAGE: Official poster based on a fake image (photomontage) originally from WHO (World No Tobacco Day campaign, 2005). It was designed by the tobacco experts of INPES (Institut National pour la Prevention et l'Education a la Sante), a French official governmental agency.
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