Hookah - patterns of use, health effects and policy developments

On January 8, 2016, CAMH Addiction Rounds presented: "Hookah: Patterns of use, health effects and policy developments."

This webinar discussed:

  • the prevalence of waterpipe (hookah) use and recent trends in patterns of use;
  • the health effects of waterpipe use and exposure;
  • policy developments regarding waterpipe use.

View the webinar recording here. EENet is pleased to present this webinar as part of our partner series.

About the presenters

Roberta Ferrence, PhD
Roberta Ferrence and Haley HamiltonDr. Roberta Ferrence is Senior Scientific Advisor for the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at the University of Toronto, Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Senior Scientist Emerita with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She has training in Epidemiology and Medical Sociology. Her research focuses on tobacco smoke exposure, including the economic and environmental impact of smoke-free bylaws, indoor and outdoor air quality studies including waterpipe, and thirdhand smoke exposure. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and has authored three books, including Nicotine and Public Health.

Hayley Hamilton, PhD
Dr. Hayley Hamilton is a research scientist in the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at CAMH and an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She co-leads the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, and the CAMH Monitor Survey with Dr. Robert Mann. Her research focuses on public health monitoring of various aspects of health and behavior, and the social determinants of health. Recent publications have examined the prevalence of waterpipe, e-cigarette, and other substance use among Ontario students and the demographic and social factors associated with use.