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[Pennsylvania] Hookah bars now legal in restricted Bristol Township area, as intended solution to noise ($$)

Hookah bars are now permissible under new zoning in Bristol Township, but anyone looking to set up shop in parts of the township may see their chance go up in smoke.
Bucks County (PA) Courier Times
added Apr 22, 2017 22:22
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[Ohio] Hookah smoking can kill lung cells: UC research

Reminder to anyone walking the flossy groves of the University of Cincinnati: Its facilities will be tobacco-free starting May 1. And if you’re thinking of indulging instead in a smoke from a hookah, a UC graduate student’s research will give pause.
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Apr 17, 2017 18:30
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[Asia, India] Crackdown on tobacco use; hookah bars to close down

"The hookah bars usually operate under licenses for a bar or a restaurant. But they come under COTPA, which prohibits smoking in public places," LR Pathak, state co-ordinator for tobacco control in Jharkhand, said. "We have identified such hookah bars in
Times of India
added Apr 14, 2017 18:16
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[Kentucky] FISCHER: Update needed for Smoke-Free Ordinance

E-cigarettes and hookah pose health dangers to non-users from secondhand exposure in indoor public places. It’s time to include them in Louisville’s Smoke-free ordinance. Across the United States, 589 communities, 15 of them in Kentucky, include e-ciga
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Apr 14, 2017 00:32
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[Canada] Cultural argument for shisha a smoke screen, prof argues

May Telmissany, a professor of Arabic studies at the University of Ottawa, said it's an exaggeration... Several hookah establishments in Ottawa have decided to take legal action against the city's ban on waterpipes, arguing the ban infringes on their cul
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 10, 2017 16:31
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[New Jersey] 10 Busted At Haledon Hookah Lounge: Underage Drinking, Smoking, More

The co-owners were charged with serving alcohol to minors, selling tobacco to underage teens and maintaing a nuisance, he added. They also received summonses for failing to maintain smoke detectors and providing tobacco to patrons under 21.
The Daily Voice (NY)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:46
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Chemists find that hookah tobacco heated electronically kills 70 percent more lung cells than traditional charcoal

Hookah-tobacco users might want to rethink how they heat up their water pipes, based on research by chemists at the University of Cincinnati. The gooey, flavorful tobacco in hookah pipes is normally burned with specially made charcoal briquettes, which c
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 5, 2017 10:15
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Smoking hot: UC study finds heat of hookah pipe the biggest health culprit for smokers

Chemists at the University of Cincinnati find that hookah tobacco heated electronically kills 70 percent more lung cells than traditional charcoal. The study suggests the surprising health culprit could be the heat of the hookah pipe.
EurekAlert
added Apr 4, 2017 20:48
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VIDEO: Hookahs and e-cigarettes

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo have found many labels on hookah tobacco is misleading in the amount of nicotine the product contains. 19 (UPI) -- A new study shows that the labeling on hookah tobacco products i
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Apr 4, 2017 20:39
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Electric hookah heating pads could be worse than charcoal for health

The gooey, flavorful tobacco in hookah pipes is normally burned with specially made charcoal briquettes, which can contain heavy metals or other toxins. But a study by UC graduate student Ryan Saadawi found that a popular alternative – electric heating d
ScienceBlog
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34
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