On the 18th of October 2023 a research to practice forum was organised by the UNSW School of Population Health, SESLHD Health Equity Promotion and Prevention Service, the Lebanese Muslim Association, and UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.

The Forum brought together more than 90 people from community organisations, services, universities and government to discuss the challenges and ways forward to address shisha use and vaping.

The forum was part of the Shisha No Thanks! program that has been running since 2017, which is supported by the Cancer Institute NSW.



Facilitated by Dr Marianne Gale, Director, Population and Community Health, SESLHD

  • Prof Najat Saliba, American University of Beirut

  • Dr Lilian Chan, Cancer Institute NSW

  • Dr Nouhad El-Haddad and Dr Ben Harris-Roxas, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

  • Khaled Khamalmaz, Lebanese Muslim Association

  • Nadia Zahr, 2MFM

  • Debbie Su Dennon, Liverpool Women’s Health Centre

  • Louise Ross, Cancer Institute NSW

  • Dr Marianne Gale (SESLHD), Dr Hester Wilson (SESLHD), Louise Ross (CINSW), A/Prof Becky Freeman (University of Sydney), Dr Lilian Chan (CINSW), Khaled Kamalmaz (LMA)

    Facilitated by Dr Ben Harris-Roxas (UNSW)

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Senior Lecturer (Integrated Care) Ben Harris-Roxas
Senior Lecturer (Integrated Care)
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