Links to Other Perspectives
Yemen (kc 1997)
Breath Is Life : This is the Right Message
The Reference in Public Health is unquestionably the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. It has issued a report on “Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: Health Effects, Research Needs and Recommended Actions by Regulators”.
Can you believe that such a document is actually flawed and contains many gross scientific errors ? Its two first sentences contain 2 serious errors ! Published peer-reviewed demonstration: READ HERE
Guidelines on Good Publication Practice issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics
Peoples of the World, Withdraw from totalitarian FCTC ("Framework Convention for Tobacco Kontrol"')
Pr Michael S.' site: The Rest of the Story:Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Scientific Integrity Institute (Pr James E.)
BOOK by Pr Hanan F. and Pr Reuven D. (Tel Aviv): A Critique of Nicotine Addiction
Pr Carl V.P. (Alberta): Warning: Anti-tobacco activism may be hazardous to epidemiologic science
List of COMMUNIQUES on Narghile (Hookah and Health)
Research Avenues for Students (Graduate, Postgraduate and beyond) and Confirmed Scientists in all Disciplines
Société de tabacologie
NOUVEAU: Le site de la tabacologie française
Societa Italiana di Tabaccologia
Un air neuf ("A New Air". "A Desire Cannot Be Addressed with a Ban")
FORCES International (“Powered by reason, driven by passion”)
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 (see below).
Collectif "Nos Libertés (Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité)
The Globalink Network (Tobacco Kontrol ! He Who Is Not With Us Is Against Us...)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Center For Women (Orchid)
Drug Rehabilitation Centers - St Jude Facility
Drug Watch ("Keeping your medication safe")
The Victorian Turkish Bath Databank (A not-for-profit educational project in the United Kingdom / Malcolm Shifrin's information exchange)
NEW RESOURCES 2006
about the health hazards and dangers of hookah (narghile) smoking. We don't necessarily agree with all the stuff there but we think it's not a bad beginning for awareness-raising in 2006:
Medical Malpractice (Did you know that over 200,000 people die each year in the United States from negligence, medical malpractice and patient abandonment)
FORUMS AND WEBLOGS
(places where users exchange ideas and impressions)
CAUTION: Take care if you are sensitive because of their promotional content. However, you can register as a member and try to convince these addicts that they are destroying their lives.
The Clubshisha Forum (in Spanish)
"Narguile, Canciones que viajan" (un grupo fenomenal)
Le musée du fumeur (association à but non lucratif ayant pour but «d'informer sur l’acte de fumer et sur les plantes fumées»)
The Hookah Culture
("Hookah smoking was chic and elegant in Victorian times, and it is now again”)
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE ABOVE SITE (May 2011). Wasim MAZIAK is the (spear-)Head of US antismoking imperialism amidst Arab Smokers’Revolts, top ««waterpipe»»™ expert and main author of the WHO flawed report, designer of the totalitarian antismoking ban in Syria . Such an activism is funded by the Pharmaceutical Industry (nicotine gums, patches, etc.) but also funded by the Tobacco Industry (“Western” cigarettes) supposed to be his (and the antismoking lobbying groups' he is affiliated with)“enemy”...
Similarly to Ahmad CHALABI, the man who sold the “secret” that Iraq was in possession of so-called “Weapons of Arm Destruction”, MAZIAK, since 2002, has been Selling the «Arab Way of Smoking» Apocalypse for Quick US Prohibitionist Intervention in Narghilistan
Now, in a Tunisian medical journal, this individual (together with Imed HARRABI and other local naive groupies), WARN YOU (in a response to an embarassing debunking critique published by two independent Tunisian researchers) against the ““promotional content”” of this site. The core of their article is based on defamation and a renewed ad hominem attack (a classic among war advocates) against Kamal.
They defend the idea of using human guinea pigs in highly hazardous hookah experiments: 4 successive hookah sessions in an unventilated room (plus water not changed and other picturesque details), which actually represents a blatant violation of the Declaration of Helsinki for the protection of human subjects in medical research. Imed HARRABI and Wasim MAZIAK even cite the Editor in chief of the Food & Chemical Toxicology journal who actually tried to “sweep the scandal under the rug” by defending “his” authors, as he did with another quadruple one. The latter was dealt with the funding of anti-““waterpipe”” research at the US-American University of Beirut by the Tobacco Industry! Read Kamal’s Revelations HERE and confirmation by Dr SIEGEL, professor of public health at Boston University THERE).
Aslo, they still defend the idea that Tunisia is a part of Eastern Africa and the evidence they cite in support of this is, hold your breath, WIKIPEDIA! Kamal quickly commented on this: “As if this so-called “online encyclopaedia” were a peer-reviewed or even scientifically reliable source of information.. Not only it is definitely not but, with such sensitive issues as hookah smoking, it is entirely monitored and harnessed (its "administrators") by antismoking lobbies defending the interests of the pharmaceutical industry (Globalink, in particular)”. Paradoxically, the same antismoking ideologues now criminalise critical Letters to the Editor published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (sometimes the same as theirs) as if their “official” State, Lyssenkoist, imperialist (let us not be hypocritical and call a spade a spade...) and biased science had to be blindly accepted by the whole world. Our only response is: let they lodge their complaints to the very Editors of the same journals and tell them they are stupid...”
What is apparently targeted is the unbearable presence of the Hookahculture site in our Links section.... Looks like Maziak immediately draws his gun when he hears the word “culture” in relation to hookah smoking, apparently like German totalitarians of World War II (Goebbels)... The Sacred Narghile’s response to this diktat is: “If you’re looking for trouble, you came to the right place!” Come here if you have the guts you ugly ““waterpipe””imitator of health fascists !
Amazingly, we have noticed that the Hookahculture (totally available for numerous years) can’t be accessed anymore... Of course we assume that health fascists have threatened or blackmailed his owner. We’ll leave readers and managers of other similar sites investigate this matter by themselves for we don’t have time for this.
Hookah (narghile) in France by Denis Gestin
Databank on Narghile and Community (a bit promotional...)
Observatory of the Hookah Trend in the USA and Europe
(there are now directories !)