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[Florida] Smoking out the facts

Contrary to popular belief among college students, hookah smoking could be significantly more dangerous than many assume, according to a recent USF Health study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveying around 500 USF s
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:33
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[Oklahoma] Which Nicotine Products Are Gateways to Regular Use? First-Tried Tobacco and Current Use in College Students [FREE FULL TEXT]

Hookah and ETPs are increasingly becoming the first tobacco product ever tried by youth; however, uptake of ETPs is poor, unlike cigarettes and SLT, and does not appear to lead to significant daily/non-daily use of cigarettes and SLT.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Jan 21, 2015 15:23
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EDITORIAL: Virginia's Indoor Clean Air Act should not apply to hookah lounges

This is no victory for the Virginia Health Department either. If this establishment ever closed, more students and customers would turn to the outdoors to smoke their hookah, contaminating everyone’s clean air. Making a hookah establishment liable to foll
Collegiate Times (Virginia Tech)
added Jan 20, 2015 23:42
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[Louisiana] E-cig supporters will back smoking ordinance if removed from the ban

  E-cig supporters argue that if cigar and hookah bars are exempt from the ordinance, their stores should be as well so that customers can "taste" vape products. Others simply say e-cigs do not pose a health threat and shouldn't be compared to cigarettes
Gambit Weekly
added Jan 20, 2015 21:56
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[Minnesota] Debate lights up over new e-cigarette rules in Alex

The new amendments would ban the sampling of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes in shops. This would close a loophole that shops in some other cities have used to operate hookah lounges. The new amendments would also require any new tobacco or e-ciga
Alexandria (MN) Echo Press
added Jan 18, 2015 21:22
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[Asia, Maldives] HPA concerned over display of hookah smokers

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has expressed concern over the display of hookah smokers at the Cultural Festival organized by Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). People smoking hookahs were seen during the Festival, to showcase dying age-old Maldiv
Haveeru Daily (mv)
added Jan 17, 2015 20:15
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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 Jan 16, 2015 10:18
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[New York] Four hookah bars in Queens busted

“These 13 hookah bars are knowingly flouting the law by serving tobacco-based shisha,” Health Commissioner Mary Basset said. “We will not tolerate this willful disregard of New York City’s smoke-free air laws and have already taken steps to revoke the pe
Queens (NY) Chronicle
added Jan 15, 2015 14:22
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[California] Roadshow: Is it legal for drivers to smoke hookah pipes?

It unnerved me to see that nearly 3-foot-long pipe in someone's lap, his cheeks puffed out as he was holding his breath. And he was clearly distracted in maneuvering the car....A...However, in California it is illegal to smoke if anyone younger than 18 i
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jan 14, 2015 12:29
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WYLE: E-Cigarettes or Hookah; Is Either Cigarette Alternative Safe?

As a dangerous products attorney, I tend to receive many questions about what might be a “safer alternative” to using various products... The best answer right now? Just don’t smoke. At any level tobacco use is addicting, and it’s better to never start t
The Legal Examiner
added Jan 14, 2015 10:50
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