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WNTD webinar It was postponed to June 15, 2021

Time: 4:00 P.M (GMT+2)

Topic: Waterpipe Smoking Cessation: Facts and Updates

Speaker: Dr. Maya Romani and Dr. Hasan Chami

For the full presentation click on KHWTS Tobacco Use and Products PPT Smoking cessation in special populations

For the recording click on the link https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlFD9hhFyEINg6cJNfco67b9BNohwQ?e=gK1x



Date of Webinar #1March 9, 2021

Time: 4:00 P.M (GMT+2)

Topic: Elasticities of Demand For Cigarette and Waterpipe Tobacco Products in Three Eastern Mediterranean Countries

Speaker: Dr. Ali Chalak- ECON-WTS consortium, Associate Professor of Applied Economics, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Agriculture

For the full presentation click on SRNT Presentation draft mar 9 2021

For the recording click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpZksF_LFoA 


Date of Webinar #2May 7, 2020

Time: 3:00 P.M (GMT+2)

Topic: Epidemiology of people in Lebanon compared to Jordan:

Smoking Habits, Coffee, Occupational Exposure, and the Effect of Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking on bladder cancer and other cancers


Dr. Elio George Jara, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Hematology-Oncology Division Department of Internal Medicine American University of Beirut Medical Center

For the full presentation click on Epidemiology of people in Lebanon compared to Jordan

For the recording click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEJNxvI3xf4&t=15s 


Date of Webinar #1: 24 April 2020

Time: 3:00 P.M (GMT+2)

Topic: Smoking and Smoking Cessation during COVID-19: Facts and key observations


Dr. Maya Romani, MD, TTS, CCWS, Director, Health and Wellness Center Department of Family Medicine American University of Beirut

For the full presentation click on Smoking and COVID KHWTS

For the recording click on the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNORyVQOczo&feature=youtu.be



Date of Webinar #420 November

Time: 3:00 P.M (GMT+2)

Topic: The Economics of Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking:  Address the knowledge gap on the economics of waterpipe tobacco smoking

Objectives: Present economic evidence to strengthen the coherence and coverage of WTS control

Speaker: Dr. Ramzi Salloum- Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics- Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida College of Medicine

For the full presentation click on Salloum WPKH Presentation 2019-11

For the recording click on the link: https://youtu.be/xqPk8aoZwXA 

Date: Sep 18, 2019

Time: 3:00 P.M (GMT+3)

Topic: “Health Effects of Waterpipe Tobacco Use” 


  1. Increase public awareness on the health harmful consequences of tobacco use.
  2. To reduce the use and the intention to quit WTS among smokers-among young people and adults.

Facilitator:  Dr. Hassan Chami

Director of Respiratory Care Unit, Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Associate Professor of Medicine (AUB)

Check the Webinar Presentation 0- Chami Waterpipe Smoking – Sept 15 2019

Check the Webinar Recording HERE


Webinar #2

Date: July 24

Time: 3:00 P.M (GMT+3)

Topic: Toxicant content, physical properties and biological activity of waterpipe tobacco smoke and its tobacco-free alternatives

Objectives: Review of the chemical, physical and biological properties of waterpipe smoke

Speaker: Dr. Najat A. Saliba: Director, AUB Nature Conservation Center Professor, Chemistry Department (AUB)

Presentation: 20190722.Analytical Methods-water pipe-1

Webinar recording on youtube


Date/Time: June 19, 2019, at 4:00 PM EEST – GMT+3

Topic: This is the webinar presentation:

Final – Asfar – AUB – Develop and test WP-HWLs for the EMR 06.21.2019

This is the webinar recording 

Waterpipe Smoking: The pressing need for risk communication through health warning labels


1. The potential of health warning labels for waterpipe regulations.

2. The development of the first set of health warning labels for waterpipe using international Delphi study among expert


Taghrid Asfar
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, USA”
The webinar is in English and the session is for no more than one hour.



webinar #1

Day/ Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. GMT

Platform: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5541415850368408578

Meeting ID: 797-273-491

The webinar presentation: Zaatari-Webinar- KH-WTS-July 12-final

Information Circular: Attached WEBINAR 1

SPEAKERS: Ghazi Zaatari

Dr. Ghazi Zaatari is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut, Environment Core Laboratory Director, Chair of WHO’s Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) and Executive Committee member of the Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet). He is a member of regional and international pathology societies and author of 115 peer-reviewed articles, a pathology textbook and book chapters. Dr. Zaatari is the Vice-President for Asia for the International Academy of Pathology and President of the Arab Board of Pathology.


webinar #2

September 11at 3:00 P.M (GMT+3)

Topic: Guideline, policy options & recommendations for implementation of the WTS WHO FCTC articles


-Review current state of policy and regulations

-Present options and recommendations for WTS (discuss the COP report)


Dr. Rima Nakkash: Coordinator of the Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at AUB

Dr. Mohammed Jawad: PhD candidate at the Public Health Policy and Evaluation Unit, Imperial College London

Click here to check the presentation

Webinar #3

Time/Date: 13 December

Title: “The relevance of WHO FCTC for waterpipe tobacco control policies in light of decisions of COP8”

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Webinar #4

 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 3 PM Beirut time

 “The EMRO Region & WTS: Highlights on Lebanon & WTS”

Date/Time: February 26 at 3:00 P.M Beirut Time (GMT+2)

Topic: The EMRO Region & WTS: Highlights on Lebanon & WTS

Objectives: Review current WTS trends in Lebanon and in the EMRO region

Speaker:  Dr. Monique Chaaya; Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at AUB

Presentation: Webinar#4