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Patterns of Alternative Tobacco Product Use: Emergence of Hookah and E-cigarettes as Preferred Products Amongst Youth

Hookah/waterpipe tobacco use had the highest current prevalence (10.7%) followed by e-cigarettes (9.6%). The prevalence of use of smokeless/dip/chewing tobacco was lowest, with 2.2% of adolescents reporting current use. The LCA suggested four distinct cl
Journal of Adolescent Health
added Nov 27, 2015 23:56
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[California] Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers

Almost 10 percent of 11th and 12th graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products are increasingly popular, according to a new study. Young people often use multiple tobacco products at once, the researchers found. “From this ana
added Nov 27, 2015 23:54

[Canada] City council moving forward with hookah ban

City council is forging ahead with plans to ban the use of herbal water pipes, otherwise known as hookahs, in public places. Council passed a motion Wednesday asking Ottawa Public health to study how it can expand the city's bylaws to regulate all smoki
CRFA (Ottawa) (ca)
added Nov 27, 2015 03:48
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[Canada] City council notes: hookah lounges, a 27-storey tower and a new bicycle "crossing"

City council has supported a motion urging that the city’s smoke-free bylaws be expanded to include “non-tobacco combustible substances” — such as herbs consumed using a water pipe — in public places and workplaces. The Board of Health is to consult wit
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Nov 27, 2015 03:47

Majority of Young Tobacco Users Tried a Flavored Product First

Among those reporting that the first product they used was flavored were 89 percent of hookah users, 81 percent of e-cigarette users, 65 percent of cigar users and 50 percent of cigarette smokers.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
added Nov 12, 2015 14:43

[Asia, Mid-east] As Health ‘Goes Up in Smoke,’ Lebanon’s Youth Battle Over Tobacco

This is the new face of youth smoking in Lebanon and indeed across the Middle East... Lebanon’s young people have a particular taste for water pipes, also known as hookah or shisha. As these graphs from peer review journal Tobacco Control clearly show, m
Egyptian Streets
added Nov 11, 2015 17:17

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among US Hispanics/Latinos

Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 11, 2015 00:41

[Canada] Hookah use banned in Toronto starting April 1

Just three councillors voted against the ban. "In Vancouver, the whole city is smoking," said Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti. Coun. Jim Karygiannis moved a motion, proposing a new "hookah lounge" category that would permit licensed establishments to sell only
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:34

[Canada] Toronto city council outlaws hookah bars, bans shisha smoking in lounges

Toronto is banning shisha smoking in lounges and restaurants, becoming the latest Canadian city to outlaw the hookah. City councillors overwhelmingly endorsed the public-health-inspired ban Wednesday, rejecting a proposed compromise. The prohibition, wh
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:33

[Canada] Toronto council bans hookah smoking in city businesses

Council voted 34-3 to stop any hookah smoking — tobacco and otherwise — at city-licensed businesses, after recommendations from the city’s medical officer of health outlined significant risks to the public, including sending the wrong message to youth. “
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:31
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