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[Africa, South Africa] STOTT: SA needs clear e-cigarettes legislation

City of Cape Town warnings that it will seek to clarify legislation around e-cigarettes and hookah pipes is a responsible move, writes Dr Dominique Stott, executive for medical standards at the Professional Provident Society financial services company.
Health-E (za)
added Mar 20, 2015 12:49
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[Virginia] VCU experts, colleagues explain dangers of hookah smoking

In an upcoming special supplement to the journal Tobacco Control, researchers from around the world will explain the past decade of research on waterpipe tobacco smoking — or what is commonly known as hookah, narghile or arghile smoking.
Augusta Free Press (Waynesboro, VA)
added Mar 19, 2015 11:33
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Kansas Lawmakers Hazy On Hookah

“Having lived a very sheltered life in southeast Kansas, I had to Google this to even find out what it was,” Rep. Jim Kelly, a Republican from Independence, said during an informational hearing on the subject last week. Hookahs are water pipes used to s
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Mar 11, 2015 10:49
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[Jordan] Up in smoke: Belief that shisha pipe 'filters out' heavy metals

only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the 'filtration' process when smoking shisha, also known as hookah, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. On average, 3% of heavy metals present in tobacco are re
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 20, 2015 11:00
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OncoBriefs: Hookah Risk, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer

Hookah smokers and those exposed to the secondhand smoke had elevated levels of benzene, which has been associated with leukemia, investigators reported. Urinary concentration of the benzene metabolite S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA) was more than four
MedPage Today
added Feb 20, 2015 10:26
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Hookah health warning: Smoke from shisha pipes contains dangerous levels of lead and uranium which can increase the risk of cancer

* Smokers were inhaling 26 times the recommended limit of uranium... Researchers from the German Jordanian University and the Royal Scientific Society Amman-Jordan, analysed four popular shisha tobacco brands. Each sample was tested for total heavy meta
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:26
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Argelini Tobacco Company and Recording Artist TYGA Announce New Partnership

“With TYGA’s hit song 'Hookah' and his love for hookah products, it was only natural that we would align with such an influential and talented person,” says Sue Kassis, CEO & founder.
Business Wire
added Feb 18, 2015 12:06
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[California] SPAETH: Marin Voice: E-cigarettes deserve same restrictions as the real thing

Our local school teachers tell us that e-cigarettes and nicotine-filled hookah pens... A recent survey showed that nearly half of our local retailers sell these “nicotine aerosolizing techno-toys,” often found next to candy in local corner stores and gas
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 16:44
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Risk Factors associated with Hookah use

Information about the public health harms associated with hookah smoking should be delivered to individuals at-risk for hookah smoking. It is likely that misconceptions about the safety of hookah smoking could be driving, at least in-part, its increase in
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 7, 2015 00:15
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Hookah Use Predicts Cigarette Smoking Progression Among College Smokers

Recent hookah use predicted increased cigarette smoking over 6 months in a college sample. These are the first prospective data demonstrating this relationship, indicating the value of developing strategies to prevent hookah use among college students.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 7, 2015 00:11
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