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[Canada] HOOKAHS (WATERPIPES) & SHISHA: A SUMMARY (PDF)

If passed, Bill 131 will amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) to ban all flavoured tobacco products and strengthen enforcement to allow for testing of tobacco in waterpipes in indoor public places. However, in order to effectively address the hookah
Non-Smokers’ Rights Association/Smoking and Health Action Foundation (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:28
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[California] Clearing the air: Hookah lounges, pens and the dangers of secondhand smoke

The recent news of some Temecula Middle School students being found with and selling hookah pens on campus will have many parents asking just what this new fad is and whether or not it’s a healthy pastime for young teens.
Southwest Riverside (CA) News Network
added May 7, 2013 02:10
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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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[Asia, India] Hookah less harmful than cigarettes: Study

"The new study reiterates that hookah smoke is a less harmful option compared to cigarette smoking. But I would emphasise more on herbal hookahs which are free of tobacco or nicotine as the best alternative," said Shireen Parker, vice-president of Arabia
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 23, 2013 12:27
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Study finds cigarette alternatives may not be safer than cigarettes

UC Davis pulmonary physicians recently published a study concluding these replacements can be addictive gateways to cigarette smoking. The assessment — which focused on cigars, hookah, e-cigarettes and a Swedish smokeless tobacco called snus — provides ne
The California Aggie (UC Davis)
added Oct 24, 2013 13:09
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[Canada] BETWEEN: CITY OF VANCOUVER CLAIMANT AND: ABDOLABBAS ABDIANNIA CARRYING ON BUSINESS AS AHWAZ HOOKAH HOUSE AND ABDOLHAMiD MOHAMMADIAN, CARRYING ON BUSINESS AS PERSIA SMOKE SHOP, ALSO KNOWN AS PERSIAN TEA HOUSE DEFENDANTS (PDF)

I find both Defendants guilty as charged
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
added Aug 22, 2014 20:01
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[Ohio] Alternative tobacco use up in teenagers

Instead of smoking cigarettes, some students are chewing tobacco, or smoking cigars or flavored tobacco from a hookah, according to the American Lung Association in Ohio. But these students who are expanding their tobacco use aren't just high school stu
Willoughby (OH) News-Herald
added Apr 29, 2013 14:34
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[Burma/Myanmar] Hidden in smoke

The tobacco is often flavoured with a fruit flavour and emits a pleasant odour rather than the harsh tobacco smell often associated with cigarette smoke. Perhaps it’s for this reason that hookah smoking is growing in popularity, especially among young wo
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Oct 13, 2013 20:49
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[Oregon] 'Sweet deceit' cigars tempt teens

A new survey of eighth- and 11th-graders in Multnomah County found one out of six has tried the new flavored cigars or flavored chewing tobacco. One in 10 smokes a hookah — a water pipe typically filled with flavored tobacco. “It’s not really an acciden
Portland (OR) Tribune
added Sep 26, 2013 05:22
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Researchers find 18 percent of high school seniors smoke hookah

American adolescents are turning to ethnically-linked alternative tobacco products, such as hookahs, cigars, and various smokeless tobacco products, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 7, 2014 08:02
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