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Hookah a hit with Iranian youth

Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran and India, but its recent resurgence in popularity among young Iranians is raising alarm bells with health professionals.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:30
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[California] Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, this study found that many young adults believe the water pipes are a safe alternative to cigarettes. Researchers asked pat
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2014 13:30
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[Alabama] Mobile to consider an end to water vapor, hookah and e-cigarette sales to minors

The Mobile City Council could, on Tuesday, vote on a new ordinance regulating the sale of e-cigarettes, water vapor sticks and possibly hookahs to minors under age 18. If approved, it would establish an ordinance that prohibits retail establishments fro
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Jul 19, 2014 13:17
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[Alabama] Mobile to consider an end to water vapor, hookah and e-cigarette sales to minors

The Mobile City Council could, on Tuesday, vote on a new ordinance regulating the sale of e-cigarettes, water vapor sticks and possibly hookahs to minors under age 18. If approved, it would establish an ordinance that prohibits retail establishments fro
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Jul 19, 2014 13:17
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[Canada] Hookah smoking called worse than tobacco as St. John's lounge opens

The Canadian Cancer Society is concerned that smoking shisha in the first hookah lounge in St. John's will hurt patrons more than if they smoked cigarettes. Aladdin's Hookah Lounge, which opened on Water Street in downtown St. John's on Thursday, serves
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:00
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VIDEO: Father of the Year Nominee - Recording his Kids Smoking Hookah

Don't think it's their first time ..... really, who the hell let's their kids do this ?
LiveLeak.com
added Jul 16, 2014 20:53
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[California] Study: Young People Downplay Risks Of Hookah Smoking

Over half of young adults believe smoking tobacco out of water pipes is not harmful to their health, despite warnings from federal health officials to the contrary, according to a UCLA study. KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports researchers with the UCLA
CBS 2 News / KCAL 9 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Jul 15, 2014 12:03
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Hookah Smoking: Teen Trend, or Cigarettes of the Century?

"Cigarette use has decreased by 33 percent in the past decade in the U.S., while the use of alternative tobacco products, such as hookahs, has increased [by] an alarming 123 percent," said Dr. Michael Weitzman, a professor of pediatrics and environmental
Yahoo!
added Jul 14, 2014 22:59
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[New York] Hanging out at a hookah lounge: smoke, music and belly dancing

PT: Is there nicotine in hookah tobacco? AA: There’s 0.05 percent per kilo. That’s less than half a percent. The whole thing about this is it’s like a cigar. When you smoke hookah, you don’t do it for the purpose of smoking. A lot of people don’t even i
Buffalo (NY) News
added Jul 13, 2014 06:36
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1 in 5 teens smoke hookah; half think it’s healthful

These water pipes, used for centuries in the Middle East, have become an increasingly popular method of tobacco delivery across the country. Bars and restaurants offer pipes for tables to share (including in many states where smoking cigarettes indoors wo
The Washington Post
added Jul 11, 2014 05:38
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