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Santa Claus is huffing on a hookah in northwestern Pa. tobacco shop’s window display

A Santa figurine inside a Pennsylvania tobacco shop has been a little more naughty than nice this year. A northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco shop is turning the image of the jovial, pipe-smoking Santa on its head by having Saint Nick huff on a hookah. Up In Smoke store manager Sue Stoyer says that customer reaction to the display has been mixed. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Russia to ban hookah smoking in public

The bill, submitted by lawmakers from St. Petersburg, stipulates a fine of up to 1,500 rubles ($50) for individuals and up to 30,000 rubles for officials who smoke hookahs in public places. Smoking hookahs is becoming increasingly popular among the youth in Europe and the US. Hookahs, also known as shishas, are considered safer as smoke is filtered through water … Continue reading

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Russia considers total ban on hookah

Russia’s hookahs lovers may soon be deprived of their beloved habit, as the country’s parliament is considering a bill on banning the smoky hobby in public places. The ban’s supporters say smoking hookahs is a hundred times more harmful than cigarettes. They also point out that the habit can spread tuberculosis and syphilis. The Russian government is also working on … Continue reading

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Are Hookah Bars Illegal?

However, you might be surprised to know that many hookah bars are, in fact, operating illegally under state, county, and/or city laws. With smoking laws varying between jurisdictions and local governments strapped for cash, the “legality” of hookah bars is a complicated question that ultimately depends on enforcement. To begin, as a tobacco-based smoke, hookah is regulated by laws that … Continue reading

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Hookah no more?

The business model of a large proportion of Moscow bars is under threat as a proposed government ban on smoking promises to wipe out one of the most popular items on Moscow menus – the hookah pipe. The bill proposed last week by the Health and Social Development Ministry would ban smokers from all public places by 2015, with no … Continue reading

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Al Fakher Hookah Tobacco

Al-Fakher Corporation was established in 1999, as a limited liability private company and is currently owned by a major investment company operating in the Middle East. Al-Fakher strives to transform the Middle Eastren Hookah or “Shisha” tradition into a universal phenomenon by producing premium molasses in a wide range of flavors. Over the years Alfakher was successfully able to expand … Continue reading

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The Health Consequences of Smoking

When your parents were young, people could buy cigarettes and smoke pretty much anywhere — even in hospitals! Ads for cigarettes were all over the place. Today we’re more aware about how bad smoking is for our health. Smoking is restricted or banned in almost all public places and cigarette companies are no longer allowed to advertise on TV, radio, … Continue reading

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Smoking ban has hookah bars in haze

Since a smoking ban went into effect in St. Louis and St. Louis County at the beginning of this year, numerous hookah lounges and cafés have found various ways to continue lighting up, resulting in a confusing mix of services that some — even hookah lounge owners — say is unfair. The Middle Eastern restaurant Ranoush, located in the Delmar … Continue reading

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