Narghile, Sex and the US-American Univer-City of Beirut... Tobacco Control, Prostitution and the City of Bombay...
Image (left): Supposedly "evidence-based" photomontage (*) prepared by the Ministry of Health of Lebanon with the scientific support of the tobacco experts of the US-American University of Beirut.
(*) Has anybody ever seen such a short hose ?
(*) Then, a narghile hasn't got a male sex... It is a female object as any user knows. The most relevant comparison would be a feeding (baby's) bottle, not a sex organ ! These researchers from the US-American University of Beirut are apparently sex maniacs !
It is said that:
1. The US-AUB “is hard at work to promote effective and implementable non-smoking policies. Team members Alan Shihadeh and Najat Saliba, two professors from engineering and chemistry, respectively, have already identified the complex mechanism by which a water pipe delivers chemicals to smokers [please don't laugh!], while Associate Professors Rima Afifi and Monique Chaaya have been studying public perception and behavior with respect to smoking-related topics.”
2. “Most recently on March 7-12, six faculty members [US-American University of Beirut] participated in the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Mumbai, India, which was attended by about 2500 scientists, government officials, and health organizations from 130 countries [You're dead !]. There, they shared their latest findings with top researchers in the field”.
3. “Moreover, Research for International Tobacco Control, a secretariat of the Canadian-government-affiliated International Development Research Center, has granted about $37,000 to allow Nakkash and her colleagues, Afifi and Chaaya, to evaluate the implementation and enforcement of smoke-free policies in Lebanon"
SOURCE OF THIS GREAT PAPER: News Highlights : AUB team conduct research to help snuff out nargileh and cigarette smoking. The official organ of the US-American University of Beirut Office of Information and Public Relations, April 01, 2009. Posted by Maha Al-Azar, Media Relations officer.
COMMENTS OF THE OBSERVATORY
1. Ghazi Zaatari (the guy with the white shirt) is also cited for heading the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and being a member of the US-AUB tobacco group. What is not said is that he is also (and above all) the Chairman of WHO TobReg (WHO study group for the regulation of tobacco products) and that he personally selected a researcher from his own university (US-AUB) to draft the WHO report (“Advisory Note”) on ““waterpipe”” which proved to contain a long series of serious errors (critique here)... Very democratic, no ? Even More Democratic than the UN Insecurity Council...
2. Therefore, all these nice people went Bombay to attend the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health ? D’you know what, folks ? Two Big Pharma companies were official sponsors of the event ! An “event” about whihc one independent researcher pointed out:
"To prostitute oneself is defined as 'selling one's abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose". "By accepting Big Pharma money in order to fund its symposium, the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, in my opinion, is selling its name for what I consider to be an unworthy purpose. The Conference is allowing itself to be used as a pharmaceutical marketing agent, simply to make money, when the over-reliance on pharmaceutical agents is in my opinion one of the main reasons why smoking cessation efforts and policies have been so ineffective."
Source: Why Quit News: World Tobacco Conference Accused of Prostitution March 13, 2008
3. The US-AUB Tobacco Control teams are therefore not only sponsored by their own US university but also receive extra funding from Canada. The RITC is known for having among its strategic partners two Big Pharma companies: Glaxo-Wellcome Smith Kline Beecham and Merrck-Frost (details here). As for Health Canada, it wisely advises Canadians not to use electronic cigarettes because as long as they are not “tested”, they would represent a great danger…
Big Pharma, through its big funding of ““waterpipe”” research, has been trying in vain to sell nicotine patches, gums, Zyban and Chantix (Champix) to “hookah addicts”. Remember the song:
Perhaps Big Pharma may now help “impotent” narghile smokers thanks to its Viagra ? Or should this medicine be administered to ““waterpipe”” research in the aftermath of its ideological and scientific collapse ?
By the way, if you meet these tobacco control researchers one day, please ask them to show you the concrete scientific evidence that “narghile smoking causes impotence”... and warn them in your turn that gambling with public money is a crime that will not remain unpunished indefinitely. The fees (dozens of thousand dollars) paid by WHO (World Health Organization) to experts are, in the end, public money, that of tax payers.
This "public health" parade of pseudo-science is just pornographic science. Independent Lebanese and all free-thinkers of the world will judge by themselves.
Rocket sociology : Rima Nakkash and Joanna Khalil Went to the USA (November 2009) to reveal to the world why "“waterpipe”™ "" tobacco smoking" is ""so sexy""(sic !)
After being highly carcinogenous, it is now "so sexy". That's interesting...
New Conjuring Trick by US-American University of Beirut’s Illusionists. Tons of Aldehydes Found in Narghile (Hookah, Shisha) Smoke… You’re Dead !
[updated April 27]
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