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[Canada] Vancouver (City) v. Abdiannia, 2015 BCSC 1058

The evidence of the Defendants and the patrons fall short of establishing that they sincerely believe that hookah smoking is a practice which has a nexus with their religion as the term has been defined by the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Syndi
Canadian Legal Information Institute (ca)
added Jul 3, 2015 17:13
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Smoking hot! Nicole Scherzinger shows off her stunning bikini body under sheer cover-up while puffing on a hookah in Greece

The former The X Factor judge was joined by two women... They seemed to be enjoying themselves as they imbibed in some hookah while lounging at Nammos Beach. The vacation was likely a welcome get
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 26, 2015 16:39
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What’s Hookah, And Is It Healthier Than Smoking A Cigarette?

But considering the kinds of toxic chemicals lurking within that sweet-smelling smoke, getting hooked on hookah may not be so attractive after all.
American Chemical Society
added Jun 24, 2015 16:25
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[Europe, UK] Warning over shisha and e-cigarettes as doctors reveal they damage the heart - and those who smoke hookah inhale MORE toxins than cigarettes

'It beats everything. There has been a lot of research over the past two to three years which makes us very clear that all tobacco use, including the waterpipe, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, is simply not good for your health.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 13:17
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[Asia, India] Chandigarh imposes complete ban on nicotine sale

The high court, while disposing a public interest litigation by the Burning Brain Society, had observed that the menace of nicotine could not be resolved only by closing down offending hookah bars. Punjab and Haryana, along with the Union Territory of
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 28, 2015 08:37
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[Canada] Proposed hookah ban discriminatory and hurtful to business, Toronto restaurateur says

“I would absolutely call it (discrimination),” says Younes Regragui, owner of the Desert Rose Restaurant in Toronto. “In the Middle Eastern community, (the hookah) has been embedded in our culture for centuries. If you sit in a family gathering and if y
National Post (ca)
added May 28, 2015 08:34
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[Canada] Toronto Hookah Ban Proposed By Medical Officer Of Health

In recommending a ban, TPH cited a 2014 report to the city's Board of Health which pointed out that "hookah use of any substance could have negative consequences for health, especially for workers in establishments that allow hookah use."
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 27, 2015 16:47
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Steam Stones Safer Than Hookah, But Only If You Smoke Them Right

addition to the synthetic smoking market is called steam stones, which can be easily procured on Amazon or eBay ...They are then heated in the heads of hookah devices...stones don't contain nicotine, although some brands do.
Inside Science (American Institute of Physics)
added May 27, 2015 16:38
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[Florida] College students unaware of hookah’s health effects, study says

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that students are frequently engaging in hookah smoking, but are highly unaware of the health risks involved in the activity.
Oregon Daily Emerald (U of Oregon, Eugene)
added May 23, 2015 16:53
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Use of hookah steam stones could lead to dangerous, false sense of security

New research suggests the use of hookah steam stones - commonly considered a safer alternative to cigarette smoking - could be leaving users with...residues of toxic metals that included chromium, arsenic and cadmium following several simulated hookah/st
News-Medical.net
added May 12, 2015 12:35
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