This Research to Practice Online Forum brought together international experts from the American University of Beirut and Australian tobacco control experts from the University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney to discuss water pipe use (shisha).

The event also launched a new Shisha No Thanks video to coincide with 2021 World No Tobacco Day.

The Forum was organised by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) in partnership with the South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH) and the Cancer Institute NSW.

New Video: Exams are done – how do you choose to celebrate?


Friday, 28 May 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm



The science and evidence of waterpipe smoking

Professor Najat Saliba Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut

Clinicians' perspective on waterpipe smoking cessation
Dr Maya Romani Director, Health and Wellness Centre, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut

Lessons from public health tobacco control
Associate Professor Becky Freeman Associate Professor, Public Health, University of Sydney

Shisha No Thanks: Campaign evaluation using innovative SMS panel

Dr Nouhad El-Haddad, UNSW Sydney
Ms Lilian Chan, University of Sydney

MC: Dr Marianne Gale, Director, Population and Community Health, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Document: Shisha No Thanks Research to Practice Forum Summary