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Health officials move to snuff hooka smoking at lounge

October 25th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has asked a judge to order the operators of a local lounge to stop allowing the smoking of hookah pipes in their establishment.

The department filed paperwork in Pierce County Superior Court earlier this month seeking an injunction against the Night Owl, 5211 South Tacoma Way.
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Neighbors concerned about hookah lounge move

October 8th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The hookah lounge that caused a stir in the Buell Building when other tenants complained about the sweet-smelling smoke is moving.

Anthony Conklin said Sahara Nights will move to 729 Main St. by Nov. 1. Until then, Sahara Nights will remain in the basement of the Buell Building, where it has done business since it opened last spring.
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Hookah smoking on the rise

October 4th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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There’s mixed news to report about smoking and college students.

According to a new study, smoking by college students has declined since 2006. But at the same time, waterpipe or hookah smoking has increased significantly, by about 20 percent for non-cigarette smokers in the same demographic.
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Steinway Street Hookah Lounges ‘Out of Control,’ Parents Say

September 28th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The recent proliferation of hookah shops in Little Egypt might be harmful to children’s health, even if they are just passing by on the sidewalk, parents say.
While some restaurants in “Hookah Central,” on Steinway Street between 25th and 28th avenues, require customers to smoke indoors, other venues have set up chairs in front of entrances, where people enjoy smoking while sipping coffee.
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Council approves smoke shop, hookah moratorium

September 7th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The San Jacinto City Council on Monday, Aug. 20, approved an interim urgency ordinance that would impose a temporary 45-day moratorium on new smoke shop and hookah lounge applications.
The moratorium would give officials time to review whether additional regulations are required or possibly extend a ban. Ream more »

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Hookah smoking just as dangerous as cigarettes

September 5th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Many hookah smokers and physicians consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes; hookah smoking has many of the same health risks as cigarettes. This new study demonstrates that lung function and respiratory symptoms are present just the same as in smoking cigarettes.
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Home minister warns of a ban on hookah parlours

April 5th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Home minister RR Patil, who shut down dance bars in the state, is now contemplating a complete ban on hookah parlours.

“The existing fine for serving hookahs is just Rs1,200. It’s not a deterrent. If you raid a [hookah] joint, the owners are ready with the fine money. We don’t want the youth to gamble away their futures over such an addiction because of sheer mmaturity,” said Patil. Ream more »

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Hookah smoke under a cloud, raids on 7 bars

October 28th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Hookah bars in Haryana, particularly in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak and Panipat, are under the scanner of the state’s food and drugs administration (FDA). The agency conducted raids on seven such bars in Gurgaon on Thursday and a total of 28 in October through which 77 samples were taken. Officials suspect that these samples have more than the permitted level of nicotine.
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Best Hookah Smoking Tips and warnings

August 24th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

Best Hookah Smoking
There are many different schools of thought on how exactly one should smoke a Hookah, Shisha or Narghile, many of them are correct all at the same time. Here are some steps for properly setting up a hookah to receive the most pleasurable smoking experience. Try experimenting with your own process, not all hookahs are exactly the same, with varying sizes and use of material, so find something that works for you.
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The pros and cons of hookah lounges

August 16th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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With Downey’s landscape growing rapidly, the introduction of a whole new genre of youth culture has been introduced to the city that’s raising many questions – hookah bars.

The city of Downey now has two hookah bars that have opened within the past few months – Mosaik Hookah Lounge and the Hookah Time Café – increasing the allure of the mysterious activity for Downey and its surrounding cities’ citizens. Ream more »

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