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[Jordan] Up in smoke: Belief that shisha pipe 'filters out' heavy metals

only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the 'filtration' process when smoking shisha, also known as hookah, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. On average, 3% of heavy metals present in tobacco are re
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 20, 2015 11:00

The allure of the waterpipe: a narrative review of factors affecting the epidemic rise in waterpipe smoking among young persons globally [FREE FULL TEXT]

The review suggests potential interventions to control WTS among youth, with emphasis on creative utilisation of social media, and tobacco control policies that include the specificities of WTS. The review further suggests the need for rigorous qualitati
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2015 04:25

Hookah health warning: Smoke from shisha pipes contains dangerous levels of lead and uranium which can increase the risk of cancer

* Smokers were inhaling 26 times the recommended limit of uranium... Researchers from the German Jordanian University and the Royal Scientific Society Amman-Jordan, analysed four popular shisha tobacco brands. Each sample was tested for total heavy meta
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:26

Hodgson defends Wilshere: I've tried shisha

England manager Roy Hodgson insists he is not bothered by the idea of Jack Wilshere smoking a shisha pipe and admits he has done the same himself. The Arsenal midfielder once again found himself at the centre of a smoking controversy earlier this month
added Feb 13, 2015 09:59

[California] Smoking laws to tighten in Vacaville

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, city leaders expressed overwhelming support for...a draft ordinance regulating smoking and smoking devices and incorporating newly-popular electronic smoking devices including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs and the like. The g
Vacaville (CA) Reporter
added Feb 11, 2015 05:06

Risk Factors associated with Hookah use

Information about the public health harms associated with hookah smoking should be delivered to individuals at-risk for hookah smoking. It is likely that misconceptions about the safety of hookah smoking could be driving, at least in-part, its increase in
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 7, 2015 00:15

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

[Louisiana] Smoke rings / Smoking ordinance vote deferred until Jan. 22

After three hours of often-heated argument, the committee voted 3-2 to approve a long list of changes to the original draft....exempt cigar bars and hookah lounges, allow smoking in approved bar patio areas and change the 25-feet rule to 5 feet.
Gambit (New Orleans, LA)
added Jan 12, 2015 20:02

MANN: Keep hookah smokers far away

If people can’t smoke hookahs at hookah bars, they are likely to smoke them at home, where unwilling secondhand smokers might be present. At hookah bars, only those who want to inhale toxic fumes do so. Hookah bars serve the public health by quarantining (Bridgewater Courier News/East Brunswick Home News Tribune)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:11

University of Alaska Board of Regents to consider broad tobacco ban on campuses

The draft proposal has a broad scope, banning almost any form of tobacco use on UA property. Smoking, dipping, chewing and “other assimilation of tobacco products” is banned, including items such as electronic cigarettes and water pipes.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Dec 7, 2014 17:58
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