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Should hookah bars remain open despite Washington’s indoor smoking ban?

Hookah Lounge

Washington introduced a ban on smoking in indoor public places about 7 years ago, but one exception remains: hookah lounges. Local health departments have made great efforts to close them. The lounges say that they are private clubs and should

Hookah: Facts you need to be aware of

Shisha Smoking

Hookahs, as well known as water pipes or shisha, become more and more popular among young people in the United States. However, many reports state that shisha smoking is a safe alternative to regular cigarette smoking. In accordance with the

Hookahs Safer Than Cigarettes?


Lots of people who quit cigarettes to escape the dangers of nicotine are turning to hookah smoking, wrongly assuming that toking on “hookahs” is safer, new research indicates. Researchers used questionnaires and collected information on 871 Canadians aged 18 to

Menthol attenuates respiratory irritation responses to multiple cigarette smoke irritants

Menthol, the cooling agent in peppermint, is added to almost all commercially available cigarettes. Menthol stimulates olfactory sensations, and interacts with transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) ion channels in cold-sensitive sensory neurons, and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1),

Utah gives hookah the hook

Starting in mid-September, Utah bars and clubs cannot allow patrons to smoke most hookah products indoors. “The purpose of the clarification is to protect people from exposure to second hand smoke. Even minimal amounts of exposure is considered harmful,” said

Hookah smoking comes with health risks

Kitchener Yara Yanes knows it is bad for her health, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing a hookah pipe with friends. “It is fun. It is a social thing,” said the 20-year-old university student who works as a waitress

Hookahs are less dangerous than cigarettes

Mocha caf on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that hookahs are far less dangerous than cigarettes as they contain less quantity of nicotine and are not easily available. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Girish

Hooked on to Hookah

Gently, the gurgling sound of the hookah ebbs. From amid a cloud of smoke that follows, then clears, Parveena Jehan`s face emerges. She`s better known as `Jani apa` (older sister) in her old-Lucknow circuits, and she`s just settling down to

Hookah Smoking Is on the Rise

A new research conducted by the University of Florida demonstrated that owners of hookah bars and cafes had carbon monoxide levels higher than patrons of traditional bars. Carbon monoxide decreases the blood’s ability to transport oxygen to tissues, and long-term

Hookah Use among Students

A study, conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, explained the augmentative popular hobby, which results were grieving. Erin L. Sutfin, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy said that increasing rates