W Maziak

Summary

Affiliation: University of Memphis
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi The global epidemic of waterpipe smoking
    Wasim Maziak
    School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Browning Hall 112, 3820 DeSoto Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152 3340, United States
    Addict Behav 36:1-5. 2011
  2. pmc Nicotine exposure in daily waterpipe smokers and its relation to puff topography
    Wasim Maziak
    School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
    Addict Behav 36:397-9. 2011
  3. pmc Self-rated health and its determinants among adults in Syria: a model from the Middle East
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 7:177. 2007
  4. pmc Cardiovascular health among adults in Syria: a model from developing countries
    Wasim Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:713-20. 2007
  5. ncbi Childhood obesity: are we missing the big picture?
    W Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Center for Community Health, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Obes Rev 9:35-42. 2008
  6. pmc The waterpipe: time for action
    Wasim Maziak
    University of Memphis, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Addiction 103:1763-7. 2008
  7. pmc Point-counterpoint. The triumph of the null hypothesis: epidemiology in an age of change
    Wasim Maziak
    University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 38:393-402. 2009
  8. doi Waterpipe-associated particulate matter emissions
    Wasim Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:519-23. 2008
  9. ncbi The crisis of health in a crisis ridden region
    Wasim Maziak
    School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:349-55. 2009
  10. pmc From health as a rational choice to health as an affordable choice
    Wasim Maziak
    University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Browning Hall 112, 3820 DeSoto Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152 3340, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2134-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi The global epidemic of waterpipe smoking
    Wasim Maziak
    School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Browning Hall 112, 3820 DeSoto Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152 3340, United States
    Addict Behav 36:1-5. 2011
    ..Investment in research and policy initiatives to understand and curb WP use needs to become a public health priority...
  2. pmc Nicotine exposure in daily waterpipe smokers and its relation to puff topography
    Wasim Maziak
    School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
    Addict Behav 36:397-9. 2011
    ..34, p=.02), and total smoke inhaled in the session (r=.34, p=.02. These data show considerable nicotine exposure in daily waterpipe smokers, and that nicotine exposure is a function of waterpipe smoking patterns...
  3. pmc Self-rated health and its determinants among adults in Syria: a model from the Middle East
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 7:177. 2007
    ..This Study aims to investigate and compare determinants of SRH in adult men and women in Aleppo, Syria...
  4. pmc Cardiovascular health among adults in Syria: a model from developing countries
    Wasim Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:713-20. 2007
    ..This study aims to provide the first population-based estimates of CVD morbidity and mortality among adults in Aleppo, Syria and the distribution of their risk factors...
  5. ncbi Childhood obesity: are we missing the big picture?
    W Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Center for Community Health, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Obes Rev 9:35-42. 2008
    ..The upstream approach underlying these arguments aims to make healthy choices not only the most rational, but also the most feasible and affordable...
  6. pmc The waterpipe: time for action
    Wasim Maziak
    University of Memphis, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Addiction 103:1763-7. 2008
    ..A timely public health and policy action is needed in order to curb the emerging waterpipe smoking epidemic...
  7. pmc Point-counterpoint. The triumph of the null hypothesis: epidemiology in an age of change
    Wasim Maziak
    University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 38:393-402. 2009
    ..Applying an evolutionary perspective, that views health problems of modernity as a manifestation of the mismatch between our ancient genes and hi-tech lifestyles, can provide guidance for a 21st century research agenda...
  8. doi Waterpipe-associated particulate matter emissions
    Wasim Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:519-23. 2008
    ..5: 33-190 microg/m3; PM10: 42-220 microg/m3). Policymakers considering clean air regulations should include waterpipe tobacco smoking, and the public should be warned about this source of smoke exposure...
  9. ncbi The crisis of health in a crisis ridden region
    Wasim Maziak
    School of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:349-55. 2009
    ..A domino-like breakdown of the Arab region, with serious consequences for world's stability, is becoming an increasingly likely scenario...
  10. pmc From health as a rational choice to health as an affordable choice
    Wasim Maziak
    University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Browning Hall 112, 3820 DeSoto Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152 3340, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2134-9. 2009
    ..A paradigm shift from trying to sell health to the public to creating the conditions whereby healthy choices become accessible and affordable is required...
  11. ncbi Exposure to secondhand smoke at home and in public places in Syria: a developing country's perspective
    W Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences and Center for Community Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 20:17-24. 2008
    ..Efforts to limit exposure of children and women at home and to adopt clean air policies should become a public health priority in Syria and the Arab region...
  12. pmc CO exposure, puff topography, and subjective effects in waterpipe tobacco smokers
    Wasim Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Center for Community Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:806-11. 2009
    ..Waterpipe tobacco smoking is increasing in popularity though the toxicant exposure and effects associated with this tobacco use method are not well understood...
  13. ncbi Are waterpipe users interested in quitting?
    Kenneth D Ward
    University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Memphis, TN 38157, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:149-56. 2005
    ..Waterpipe use needs to be considered in developing effective tobacco use cessation programs in the Middle East...
  14. ncbi Characteristics of U.S. waterpipe users: a preliminary report
    Kenneth D Ward
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1339-46. 2007
    ..Educational efforts are needed to increase awareness of the potential hazards of this increasingly popular form of tobacco use...
  15. ncbi Outcomes and adherence in Syria's first smoking cessation trial
    Taghrid Asfar
    Smoking Cessation Intervention Program, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    Am J Health Behav 32:146-56. 2008
    ..To determine the feasibility of implementing cessation interventions in Syria...
  16. ncbi Shattuck Lecture: improving American health
    Wasim Maziak
    N Engl J Med 357:2405-6; author reply 2406-7. 2007
  17. pmc Waterpipe tobacco smoking: knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavior in two U.S. samples
    Stephanie Smith-Simone
    Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:393-8. 2008
    ..These results are from small convenience samples; more detailed study of a larger group of randomly sampled U.S. waterpipe tobacco smokers will be valuable in understanding this behavior and developing effective strategies to prevent it...
  18. pmc Secondhand smoke exposure among women and children: evidence from 31 countries
    Heather Wipfli
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, W6027, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:672-9. 2008
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  19. pmc Waterpipe tobacco smoking on a U.S. College campus: prevalence and correlates
    Thomas Eissenberg
    Department of Psychology and Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0205, USA
    J Adolesc Health 42:526-9. 2008
    ..Waterpipe tobacco smoking is reported to be growing in popularity, particularly among college students. This study examined the prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking prevalence and perceptions in a university-based population...
  20. ncbi Measuring exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS): a developing country's perspective
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    Prev Med 42:409-14. 2006
    ..To assess exposure to ETS among nonsmokers in the community and examine the relation between various subjective and objective measures of exposure to ETS in a developing country's setting...
  21. pmc Estimating the beginning of the waterpipe epidemic in Syria
    Samer Rastam
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 4:32. 2004
    ..Waterpipe smoking is becoming a global public health problem, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR)...
  22. ncbi Beliefs and attitudes related to narghile (waterpipe) smoking among university students in Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Ann Epidemiol 14:646-54. 2004
    ..To assess the beliefs and attitudes related to narghile (waterpipe) smoking that are likely to contribute to its increased popularity among young people in Syria...
  23. ncbi The Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies: a model of international partnership for the creation of sustainable research capacity in developing countries
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    Promot Educ 11:93-7, 116, 134. 2004
  24. pmc Extent of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and its dose-response relation to respiratory health among adults
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    Respir Res 6:13. 2005
    ..There is a dearth of standardized studies examining exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and its relationship to respiratory health among adults in developing countries...
  25. pmc Comparison of patterns of use, beliefs, and attitudes related to waterpipe between beginning and established smokers
    Taghrid Asfar
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 5:19. 2005
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  26. pmc The asthma epidemic and our artificial habitats
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Pulm Med 5:5. 2005
    ..However, this so called hygiene hypothesis fails to answer some important questions about the current trends in asthma or to account for environmental influences that bear little relation to infection...
  27. ncbi Why most women in Syria do not smoke: can the passive barrier of traditions be replaced with an information-based one?
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, P O Box 12782, Aleppo, Syria
    Public Health 117:237-41. 2003
    ..Better-educated women tended to have their own motives based on a more complete awareness of the smoking problem. Tobacco control efforts should aim at replacing the passive barrier of traditions with a well-informed positive one...
  28. ncbi Asthma and the exposure-disease tenet
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Domagkstr 3, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:737-40. 2002
    ..While the results of these efforts continue to unfold, an evolutionary insight might help direct our research agenda and broaden our comprehension of the exposure-disease relationship...
  29. ncbi Why is blood pressure control unsatisfactory--or is it?
    Hans W Hense
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, University Hospital, Munster, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:1547-50. 2002
  30. ncbi Violence against women
    Wasim Maziak
    Lancet 360:343-4. 2002
  31. ncbi Endotoxin and asthma
    Wasim Maziak
    N Engl J Med 348:171-4; author reply 171-4. 2003
  32. ncbi Smoking among adolescents in Muenster, Germany: increase in prevalence (1995-2000) and relation to tobacco advertising
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Domagkstrasse 3, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Prev Med 36:172-6. 2003
    ..Understanding patterns and trends of smoking among youths is of major importance for the assessment of the burden of smoking in the society and efforts to decrease it...
  33. ncbi Physical abuse in low-income women in Aleppo, Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Health Care Women Int 24:313-26. 2003
    ..Our data show that physical abuse is prevalent in this population and that women's education is the most important modifiable factor...
  34. ncbi Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels in hookah smokers, cigarette smokers and non-smokers--a comment
    Wasim Maziak
    J Pak Med Assoc 58:155. 2008
  35. ncbi Predictors of health care utilization of children with asthma in the community
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:166-71. 2004
    ..Exposure to tobacco smoke comes out as the major modifiable risk factor related to asthma morbidity in children...
  36. ncbi Lebanon: young stars turned to smoke
    Wasim Maziak
    Tob Control 15:80-1. 2006
  37. ncbi Self-reported traffic density and atopic disease in children. Results of the ISAAC Phase III survey in Muenster, Germany
    Thomas Behrens
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:331-9. 2004
    ..Our data provide support for the hypothesis that residential exposure to truck traffic may adversely affect the health of children...
  38. pmc Research Assistance Matching (RAM) Project
    Wasim Maziak
    Tob Control 14:151. 2005
  39. ncbi The use of synthetic bedding in children. Do strategies of change influence associations with asthma?
    Thomas Behrens
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Asthma 42:203-6. 2005
    ..Epidemiological data suggest in contrast to clinical recommendations a negative effect of synthetic bedding on asthma and respiratory symptoms...
  40. pmc Injuries in Aleppo, Syria; first population-based estimates and characterization of predominant types
    Wasim Maziak
    Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Aleppo, Syria
    BMC Public Health 6:63. 2006
    ..This study aims to provide first population-based estimates of major injuries in Syria and characterize groups at increased risk...
  41. ncbi Socio-demographic correlates of psychiatric morbidity among low-income women in Aleppo, Syria
    Wasim Maziak
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Munster, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 54:1419-27. 2002
    ..Our data show that mental distress is common in the studied population and that it is strongly associated with few, possibly modifiable, factors...

Research Grants4

  1. Responding to the changing tobacco epidemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Wasim Maziak; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Research and training activities proposed will contribute to the building of professional capacity that can aid the successful implementation of the FCTC in the EMR. ..
  2. Responding to the changing tobacco epidemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Wasim Maziak; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Research and training activities proposed will contribute to the building of professional capacity that can aid the successful implementation of the FCTC in the EMR. ..
  3. Responding to the changing tobacco epidemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Wasim Maziak; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Research and training activities proposed will contribute to the building of professional capacity that can aid the successful implementation of the FCTC in the EMR. ..