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[Saudi Arabia] Saudis ban smoking, hookahs, tobacco in Islam’s holiest cities

Saudi Arabia has permanently forbidden the use of tobacco products in Islam's holiest cities, resulting in significant changes for many Muslims. The ban famously includes cigarettes and the Middle Eastern hookah (also known as shisha or water pipe). For
Washington Times
added Oct 21, 2014 13:44
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[California] NORCO: Hookah akin to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, council says

A Norco restaurant owner's desire to attract diners by promoting hookah smoking on his patio may be more than a pipe dream. At its Wednesday, Oct. 15, meeting, the Norco City Council voted to drop a proposed ordinance that would have prohibited hookah s
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Oct 17, 2014 16:35
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Thailand bans import of water pipes, electronic cigarettes

Thailand's Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighbouring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday's decisio
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2014 12:27
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[Asia, India] 'Need to act against hookah bars flouting smoke-free norms'

As many as 126 women have been fined for lighting up in public... The State Tobacco Control Department conducted 1,27,330 raids at public places and 2,55,011 raids on public service vehicles during the period and as many as 68,959 men were issued challan
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 6, 2014 13:07
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[Minnesota] Savage heading for ban on hookah lounges, e-cigarettes

In Savage, electronic cigarettes, like the one shown above, will be banned in areas covered by the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Sep 24, 2014 11:18
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[Florida] Shaq Flouts Doral's Smoking Ban, Gets Cop Job Despite Hookah Habit

This time, Shaq is flouting Doral's strict rule against hiring anyone who smokes tobacco. It seems Shaq Fu enjoys a hookah now and again -- and the city says it will let him join the force anyway...."Since he's an unpaid employee, it doesn't apply to him.
Miami New Times blogs
added Sep 20, 2014 13:06
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: NC Youth Tobacco Survey Finds Fewer Students Smoking Cigarettes

However, more are using other tobacco products like e-cigarettes, hookah pipes and snuff. Youth e-cigarette use has more than tripled in the last two years.
Time Warner Cable News
added Sep 20, 2014 13:02
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[Turkey] Hitting a high the Ottoman way with tobacco

The nargile (known as the water pipe, hookah, hubbly bubbly, shisha and by other names) is said to have originated in the Persian Empire and then came to the Ottomans during the reign of Yavuz Sultan Selim (r. 1512-1520). The Persians are supposed to hav
Hurriyet (tr)
added Sep 19, 2014 20:36
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Air quality in New York City hookah bars

despite the ban on smoking tobacco products, at the very least, some NYC hookah bars are serving tobacco-based hookahs, and have elevated concentrations of indoor air pollutants that may present a health threat to visitors and employees. Therefore, there
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2014 08:16
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NATO Submits Comments on FDA Tobacco Deeming Regulations

NATO and its retail members support the proposed minimum age of 18 years old to purchase the deemed tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes, hookah tobacco, dissolvables, and nicotine gels.
National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO)
added Sep 8, 2014 17:14
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