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[Asia, Mid-east] Films showing smoking scenes should get adult rating, says WHO, Oman health experts

Health experts in Oman have welcomed the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls on governments to introduce age-classified ratings for films with tobacco images to stop children from getting addicted to cigarettes and hookah.
Times of Oman (om)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:26
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Leonardo DiCaprio's vaping part of dangerous trend

"We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age, whether it's an e-cigarette, hookah, cigarette or cigar," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, said in a statement, "Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. Nicotine exposure
New York Daily News
added Feb 3, 2016 15:31
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[Asia, India] Ban on hookah bars in Mohali

The direction came after Mohali civil surgeon Dr Neelam Bhardwaj submitted a report to the DC, stating that a number of hookah bars serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine are operational in the district. Latest Comment
Times of India
added Feb 2, 2016 18:54
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Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

using the old phrase “Hookah-pani bandh,” a sanction that dates back to medieval times, when sharing a water-pipe packed with tobacco was the prerogative of adult men...all seven women would be outcasts — symbolically denied the hookah, as well as pani, w
New York Times
added Jan 30, 2016 19:45
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[New York] Secondhand Smoke Poses Health Risk for Hookah Bar Workers

When they tested markers of active smoking and secondhand smoke in 10 hookah bar workers in New York City who did not smoke cigarettes, they found that the average level of exhaled carbon monoxide rose significantly after the workers' shifts. Specificall
MedPage Today
added Jan 26, 2016 14:41
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[New York] Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

Hookah bar employees are at risk for exposure to secondhand smoke, a new study warns. "Hookah [water pipe] use is often exempt from clean indoor-air laws that protect people from secondhand smoke," study senior author Terry Gordon, a toxicologist and pro
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 26, 2016 14:30
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[New York] Secondhand hookah smoke: an occupational hazard for hookah bar employees

These results demonstrate that hookah bars have elevated concentrations of indoor air pollutants that appear to cause adverse health effects in employees. These data indicate the need for further research and a marked need for better air quality monitorin
Tobacco Control
added Jan 26, 2016 14:18
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[New York] Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

"Ours is the first study that links poor hookah bar air quality to damaging effects in workers, and the results recommend closer monitoring of this industry to protect the public," he added. Gordon is also a professor at the New York University College o
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 25, 2016 23:23
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[New York] Hookah bar workers at risk from secondhand smoke

In New York City, there are now around 140 hookah or shisha bars or lounges, even though tobacco-based shisha is officially banned. These have traditionally been used by people of Middle Eastern and Indian descent, but young people of all backgrounds ar
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jan 25, 2016 21:22
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[New York] Secondhand smoke at hookah bars dangerous for workers

employees at hookah bars are exposed to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke as the businesses fly under the radar based on allowances for non-tobacco-based smoking material...for fine particulate matter, fine black carbon, carbon monoxide and nicotine.
UPI
added Jan 25, 2016 20:45
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