December 9, 2018

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Regulations & Challenges & Illicit tobacco trade and taxation in the EMR Workshops

Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Regulations & Challenges & Illicit tobacco trade and taxation in the EMR Beirut, Lebanon 06-09  November/2018   The WHO FCTC Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Knowledge […]
June 15, 2018

Third International Conference on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Research

"Translating waterpipe tobacco smoking research evidence into practice, policy and regulation" Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death throughout much of the world. Waterpipe tobacco use - formerly a traditional habit among men in the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) - has spread across the globe. Waterpipe tobacco smoking is most commonly used as part of poly-tobacco use.
March 16, 2018

Guide for parties to the who fctc on how to conduct industry monitoring

Kindly check the below link for the EMRO TFI legislation database: http://www.emro.who.int/tfi/ban-tobacco/index.html   Check the below link for the “call for papers” to the tobacco thematic […]
February 16, 2018

An Overview of Global Regulatory Practices in Controlling Waterpipe Tobacco Use (2017- early 2018)

  Check the full report: WHO-FCTC-Regulatory-Practices-on-water-pipes Executive summary This report, prepared by the WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking (KH-WTS), summarizes the global […]

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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

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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