First International Conference on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: : Building Evidence for Intervention and Policy


WHEN October 21-23, 2013
WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

See October 21 for companion public event Waterpipe (or hookah) use is very common throughout the Arab world, and is increasing rapidly in many other regions. This conference brings together waterpipe researchers from across the globe to synthesize current knowledge of health, social, and economic aspects of waterpipe tobacco smoking. In seeking to build a platform for future research collaborations locally and regionally, conveners plan to organize a follow-up conference and to present findings from these collaborations at the 2015 World Conference on Tobacco or Health to be held in Abu Dhabi.
Convened by
  • Scott Sherman, Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine, and Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center; Principal Investigator, Public Health Research Center, NYUAD
  • Rima Nakkash, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut

In Collaboration with

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies
American University of Beirut

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