Links to Other Perspectives

Photo: Field Survey in Yemen (kc, 1997)
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

SEMINAL ARTICLE (2012): Ten Post-11/9 Great Myths about Hookah (Shisha, Narghile) Smoking & Public Health

facebookThe Sacred Narghile hopefully on FACEBOOK

knolTentative KNOL about Hookah (Shisha, Narghile)

fctc_withdraw Peoples of the World, Withdraw from totalitarian FCTC ("Framework Convention for Tobacco Kontrol"')

SciTopics SciTopics

Pr James E. (Los Angeles): Defending legitimate epidemiologic research: combating Lysenko pseudoscience

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)

Blog on Drug Treatment Centers

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)

Time to Oxygenate Your Lungs, Folks (narguilox)!


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:

US Department of Health and Human Services (Connecticut Clearinghouse)

India Times Health

Medical Malpractice (Did you know that over 200,000 people die each year in the United States from negligence, medical malpractice and patient abandonment)


(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.

Hookah Pro (the Online Hookah Community)

A Brand New Hookah Forum

The Hookah Bulletin Board

Hookah Lovers

The Hoookah Monster


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.

Yoko Ebisawa' Site in Japanese

Learn about the Economics of Narghiles and Hookahs with John' Business Plans

Site de Laurent Fièvre sur les manufactures de tabac

Walter Robert’s Network Map of Relevant Inter-Related Keywords and Concepts

Doris’ Gran recopilacion de trabajos monograficos

Hookah (narghile) in France by Denis Gestin
Databank on Narghile and Community (a bit promotional...)

Artisanat du Moyen-Orient

Benjamin Mauffroy' Site on the Oriental World with an interesting Section on Hookah

The «narguilé café», a good example of what a French neo-orientalist lounge is

Breed's Tobacco History Sites


Narguile Info
A site which has brought support to the author of a great fraud

Association 'A ta Turquie'

20000 Cigarette Packs

Mixing Flavors… (a crazy guy)

Strange Hookahs from the Czech Republic

Hookahs from China (ShenZhen CaiYee Art Work)

Observatory of the Hookah Trend in the USA and Europe

(there are now directories !)

Ben's Directory of Hookah Bars

Hookah Bar Directory & Reviews (UK)




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Mathaba (independent news agency)

Centre for Research on Globalization

Centre de Recherches sur la Mondialisation


Telesur, Nueva Television del Sur

Russian 24/7 English-Language News Channel

Le Grand Soir

Chinese News Agency

Happy Country Index (The Happiest Country on Earth)

Universala Esperanto Asocio