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[Florida] Federal Judge Dismisses Trademark Infringement Suit Against Tobacco Shop ($$)

A federal judge in Florida on June 15 denied a pipe maker’s motion for default final judgment and dismissed the trademark infringement suit without prejudice because the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the suit (Sream Inc. v. Hookah, Tobacco And
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 19, 2017 21:18
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[Canada] Toronto hookah lounges face ruin as court dismisses appeal of city ban

The lounge owners, whose businesses continued hosting herbal shisha-smoking during the two-year-long legal challenge, have maintained the ban would devastate their businesses and force many to close. The lounges sell food, but not alcohol, and are said
Inside Toronto (ca)
added Jun 15, 2017 23:57
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[Canada] Ontario court dismisses appeal of Toronto’s ban on hookahs at licensed businesses

The province’s top court has dismissed an appeal by several local hookah lounges in connection with the City of Toronto’s ban on the use of hookahs at licensed businesses. In November 2015, Toronto city council voted 34 to 3 to prohibit the use of hooka
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jun 15, 2017 23:56
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[Canada] Toronto hookah ban upheld by appeal court

The three-judge panel ruled the city is within its rights to ban hookah in city-licensed establishments.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jun 15, 2017 23:56
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Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016

decreases in cigarette and cigar use during 2011–2016 were offset by increases in hookah and e-cigarette use, resulting in no significant change in any tobacco use. In 2016, e-cigarettes remained the most commonly used tobacco product among high (11.3%) a
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 15, 2017 17:51
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[Canada] Toronto hookah ban upheld by appeal court

The City of Toronto’s ban on hookah lounges has survived a challenge at Ontario’s top court, paving the way for costly penalties against businesses still offering the water pipes. A three-judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower cour
Metro (ca)
added Jun 13, 2017 23:53
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[Canada] CITATION: 232169 Ontario Inc. (Farouz Sheesha Café) v. Toronto (City), 2017 ONCA 484

the by-law prohibits the inhaling or exhaling of smoke from a hookah...The application judge ... recognized that it was not the court’s role to second-guess policy decisions made by elected municipal officials. The City of Toronto Act specifically immuniz
Ontario Courts (ca)
added Jun 13, 2017 20:05
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[Canada] Ontario Court of Appeal now deciding fate of Toronto's shisha bars

Toronto shisha bars owners await word on their businesses’ fate after a challenge to the city’s anti-hookah smoking bylaw reached the Ontario Court of Appeal this week. A panel of three judges hearing the case Tuesday at Osgoode Hall reserved judgement,
Inside Toronto (ca)
added Jun 9, 2017 22:44
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[Asia, India] HOOKAH SMOKING MORE CANCEROUS THAN CIGARETTES, SAYS DAK

President of DAK Dr. Nisar ul Hassan in a statement here said hookah smoke contains higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals than cigarette smoke thus increasing the cancer risk by several fold. Known as “Jajeer”, hookah is a water pipe that has since
B Live News (in)
added Jun 9, 2017 12:33
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Acrolein exposure in hookah smokers and non-smokers exposed to hookah tobacco Secondhand Smoke: Implications for regulating hookah tobacco products

Hookah tobacco smoke is a source of acrolein exposure. Findings support regulating hookah tobacco products including reducing humectants and sugar additives, which are precursors of acrolein under certain pyrolysis conditions. We suggest posting health wa
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 7, 2017 17:41
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