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De Baeremaeker wants hookah bars banned in Toronto

November 1st, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker wants city staff to look at banning hookah bars outright.

De Baeremaeker got the licensing committee on Friday to approve asking staff to take a look at a ban. De Baeremaeker said he also wants staff to explain how the city could regulate establishments that let patrons use water pipes.
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Hookah ‘sampling’ goes up in smoke

October 23rd, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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A plan to offer hookah smoking at a place called Puff Puff Palace went up in smoke Monday night.

Omar Wazwaz has applied for a tobacco license at 408 South Front St. in the heart of the downtown bar district. That alone wouldn’t be an issue. But Wazwaz also wanted to provide what he called “sampling” of hookah products and devices for his customers.
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Smoke & Mirrors Alleged in Hookah Store

October 10th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The former owner of a North Texas pipe and hookah store sold mold-infested cigars “in a particularly despicable show of disregard” for public health, the man who bought the store claims in court.
Pramod Sharma sued Mohamed Shannick in Dallas County Court, claiming he was snookered into overpaying for Star Pipes & Hookah, in Richardson. Ream more »

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Raids no bar for hookah bars

October 5th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Hookah bars continue to flourish in the city, flouting anti-smoking rules, despite the occasional police raids. In fact, several new hookah joints have come up in the past few months while some that had been shut down have resumed business.

Though there’s nothing illegal about hookah bars as such, few of them have a bona fide licence to sell tobacco. Ream more »

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Many in college experiment with hookah

September 12th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Many U.S. freshman women experiment with the hookah — the water pipe that cools tobacco smoke, a researcher says.

Robyn Fielder of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, said the first year of college is all about trying new things, but some of them are not good and the hookah has become popular with some people on campus. Ream more »

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Hookah lounge gets voted down

September 6th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The sign may say otherwise, but the reality is that the Sahara Hooka and Cigar Lounge won’t be opening any time soon.

The idea was to run the business in conjunction with the BBQ Guy, in the restaurant’s banquet hall, owner D.C. Conard said, and allow customers to go to the lounge as long as they were 18 years old or older. Ream more »

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Hookah centres stir trouble

August 10th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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The City police higher-up has placed the police stations of West Zone under the scanner for their failure to contain proliferation of hookah centres which are proving to be a hub of criminal gangs, sources said. Allegations against the police are that the hookah centres are patronised by police stations for obvious reasons.
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Merced City Council to have say on smoke lounge

August 10th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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An application for a hookah bar in downtown Merced is expected to go before the City Council after the Planning Commission failed to approve or deny the proposal Wednesday night.
Planning Commission concerns over approving the project have centered around the proposed location of the establishment, between several eateries on Main Street. Ream more »

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