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Japan Tobacco bought a leading hookah tobacco company

Earlier in March this year, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) declared that the JT Group has finalized the buying of Al Nakhla Tobacco Company S.A.E. and Al Nakhla Tobacco Company The buying was declared in the Company’s November 16, 2012 declaration, “JT to buy a leading hookah tobacco company.” Nakhla is one of the major producers of hookah tobacco around the … Continue reading Continue reading

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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

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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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