New articles supported by the SCTS seed grants
SCTS is helping several of its seed grantees writing
research articles. Up to date, two grantees
have successfully published research articles from their projects:
1. Hamadeh RR,
Ansari AA, Jahrami H, Offi AA. Cigarette and waterpipe smoking among adult
patients with severe and persistent mental illness in Bahrain: a comparison
with the National Non-communicable Diseases Risk Factors Survey. BMC Res
Notes 2016;9(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1894-9.
2. Khemiss M,
Ben Khelifa M, Ben Rejeb M, Ben Saad H. Periodontal bone height of exclusive
narghile smokers compared with exclusive cigarette smokers. Libyan J Med 2016;11:31689. doi: 10.3402/ljm.v11.31689.
The objective of the seed grants was to support research projects developed and conducted by tobacco researchers working in the Middle East. These projects addressed diverse and important aspects of tobacco use and control in the region, especially those pertaining to waterpipe smoking.