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[New York] De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

While the bill grandfathers in hookah lounges where 50 percent or more of their revenue comes from the sale of non-tobacco smoking products, those businesses will now have to meet basic health and safety requirements, including installing ventilation sys
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 21, 2017 23:16
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[Canada] Bylaw’s top boss says hookah ban having little impact

There have been 70 charges laid under the city’s newly-minted ban on hookah and shisha cafés, the city’s community and protective services committee heard on Oct. 19. Hookah pipes have been illegal in workplaces and enclosed patios since last December.
Ottawa (ON) Community News (ca)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Asia] Hookah found to be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes

Hookah can be a fun way for friends to relax together. There is a misconception, however, that there are no negative health effects from hookah. This is untrue. Tobacco smoke passes through a water basin in a hookah. Cannabis can also be smoked with a h
Sampan Newspaper
added Oct 20, 2017 13:59
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[New York] Mayor signs into law city’s first-ever regulation on hookah

The bill – which adds non-tobacco hookah to the Smoke Free Air Act of 2002, which banned indoor smoking of cigarettes and cigars – governs the cleanliness of hookah paraphernalia while also prohibiting entry to hookah establishments for those under 21 as
Brooklyn (NY) Reporter
added Oct 19, 2017 10:19
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[New York] In Bay Ridge, change, but not hookah smoke, is in the air

That sweet scent may soon disappear from the streets. After years of debate, a bill which will regulate shisha in ways similar to tobacco, passed the New York City Council on September 27, by a vote of 37-5. “This bill will make New York City healthier,
Brooklyn (NY) Reporter
added Oct 19, 2017 10:19
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[New York] New hookah bars banned from opening in NYC

The legislation adds “hookah” to the city’s indoor smoking ban — allowing existing spots to stay open only if at least half their sales are from hookahs and they get a permit. Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn), who has pushed the move for years,
New York Daily News
added Oct 19, 2017 00:03
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VIDEO: Mayor de Blasio Signs Laws Promoting Construction Site Safety, Clean Air

de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, twelve pieces of legislation into law. Intro. 139-C adds non-tobacco shisha to the City’s Smoke-Free Air Act; Intro. 1075-A requires hookah bars to post signage warning of the dangers of hookah smoking
You Tube
added Oct 18, 2017 14:49
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[New York] De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

adding non-tobacco hookah to the Smoke Free Air Act. This makes New York City the first city to have a law governing the cleanliness of hookah paraphernalia. Like cigarette smoking being prohibited indoors under the current law, hookah smoke will now be
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 18, 2017 02:41
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Sign Hookah Bills Into Law

two laws introduced by Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to address the increasingly widespread use of non-tobacco shisha among New Yorkers were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Bills 1076A and 1075A raised the age of use to 21 years old and now requ
Harlem World
added Oct 17, 2017 13:50
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[New York] Hookah bars banned from opening in NYC, minimum age to use raised to 21

Mayor Bill de Blasio added hookah to the city’s indoor smoking ban. Already existing hookah bars will only be allowed to stay open if at least half their revenue is hookah-related sales. They’ll also be required to display signs with the risks of hookah
WPIX-TV (New York, NY)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:42
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