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Shisha: Factsheet

Shisha No Thanks
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This resource has undergone expert review.





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These factsheets are available as PDFs from the Shisa No Thanks website.

Access factsheet in ENGLISH

Access factsheet in ARABIC


These factsheets were developed by the ShishaNoThanks Project team led by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Partners: NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Sydney Local Health District, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Lebanese Muslim Association, South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub, UNSW).


This resource includes

  • A factsheet on shisha/waterpipe smoking designed for young people in English
  • A factsheet on shisha/waterpipe smoking designed for young people in Arabic


The ShishaNoThanks resources aim to raise awareness of the harms of waterpipe smoking in young people from Arabic speaking backgrounds, their family, friends and social networks across metropolitan Sydney.


  • Increased awareness of the harms of waterpipe smoking.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:
This resource was developed through consultation with members of the Arabic community and representative agencies in NSW. This factsheet  provides young people with accurate information on harmful effects of shisha, the consequences of sharing shisha, current shisha laws in NSW and links to get support including culturally appropriate options. 

*Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.

Page last reviewed: 31/08/2023

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