First Prohibitionist International Conference on ««Waterpipe»» (Emirates, 20-23 Oct 2013). To Celebrate One Decade of Big Pharma Pseudo-Science on the Middle East Peace Pipe
««Waterpipe»» antismoking experts of the world (by coincidence, the authors of the WHO flawed report on the issue), funded, directly or indirectly, by the great names of the pharmaceutical industry (nicotine patches, gums, inhalers, Chantix, Bupropion, etc.), and under the leadership of:
-Wasim Maziak (US-Syrian Centre for anti-««waterpipe»» Tobacco Studies: US-SCTS);
Thomas Eissenberg (US-SCTS);
-Alan Shihadeh (US-American University of Beirut anti-««waterpipe»» centre: US-AUB);
-Ghazi Zaatari (WHO-TobReg and US-AUB);
-and other on-lookers from the same above anti-««waterpipe»» centres;
convene (with some chance, simultaneously with the war against Syria and the Middle East), and in a State viewed as a close friend to Syria, the first international festival of ««waterpipe»» pseudo-science with a strong focus on ««waterpipe»» as a source of cancer and ««nicotine addiction»» .
Subtitle: « Building Evidence for Intervention and Policy”, whose technical jargon should translate: Fabricating Evidence for Bans and Police Raids on Hookah (Shisha, Narghile) Lounges across the World .
For those interested, please register at:
An interesting sponsor of that event is the “International Development Research Centre”, known for its involvement in funding ««waterpipe»» “studies” with the help of… the Tobacco Industry (cigarettes)…
 Chaouachi K.: A Critique of the WHO’s TobReg “Advisory Note” entitled: “Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: Health Effects, Research Needs and Recommended Actions by Regulators. Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine 2006 (17 Nov); 5:17. Doi:10.1186/1477-5751-5-17
 Chaouachi K. One Decade of Tricks & Scientific Misconduct on Behalf of «Waterpipe»» «Tobacco Control» Researchers. 26 April 2013
 Chaouachi K. “««Waterpipe»» Addiction”: one of the Greatest Fallacies in Tobacco Research. 05 Sept 2013
 World FDA Shisha Prohibition Militias Now Training in India
“India, 22 June 2013 “In a crackdown on hookah bars, that are operating in the city despite the ban imposed last year, a team of the Haryana Food and Drug Administration (HFDA) raided a number of outlets in various malls on MG Road on Thursday night and seized a number of hookahs and tobacco molasses containing nicotine […]”.”
 Chaouachi K. Big Tobacco & Big Pharma Against “Oriental” Hookah Outsider: Evidence about One Undeclared Funding Source of WHO Shisha (““Waterpipe””-Coded) Antismoking Research. Knol 2011 (25 Mar).
 Siegel M. Dishonest Disclosures? Six Articles on Health Effects of Hookah Use Fail to Mention that Research Sponsor Was Directed by a Tobacco Industry Executive. The Rest of the Story (tobacco policy blog). 10 March 2010
See also the second prohibitionist conference (Oct. 2015):