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No pyaar with hookah bar! Punjab government imposes permanent ban

The state government has decided temporary orders forbidding establishments from offering hookah - or water pipes - is not a very effective way of controlling tobacco use.

Mar 19, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

Delhi Hookah bars comes under government scanner, licences to be revoked

The licences of several hotels and restaurants serving hookah under the garb of herbal materials will be cancelled, the Delhi government said on Tuesday.

Oct 31, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Heat of hookah pipe risks smokers' health, says study

 Do you know that heat of hookah pipe can harm our health? Well, a new study has revealed that the heat of hookah pipe is the biggest health culprit for the smokers.

Apr 04, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Hookahs can cause cancer more easily than cigarettes, say doctors

Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say.

Sep 03, 2016, 00:42 AM IST

Priyanka Chopra's brother in trouble; eatery raided, hookah apparatus seized

Bollywood bae Priyanka Chopra might be busy shooting for the second season of her super hit television series 'Quantico' in the NYC, back home things seemed to have gone a little haywire.

Jul 15, 2016, 10:47 AM IST

Even light hookah smoking puts your lungs at risk

Turns out, hookah isn't that safe as a new study has suggested that even light waterpipe smoking harms lungs.

Apr 06, 2016, 10:15 AM IST

Youngsters believe hookahs, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

A new study has suggested that young adults under 25 believe hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds.

Aug 25, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

Young adults think hookah, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

 Young adults under 25 are more likely to believe that hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, a new US study has found.

Aug 24, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Hookah as harmful as cigarette

Hookah is less harmful than cigarette is a popular misconception that may have serious ramifications for the youth, warns a new study.

Mar 27, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

Once widely used, hookahs becoming antiques in Bangladesh

Once widely used throughout Bangladesh as a cheaper -- and perhaps healthier -- smoking alternative, the good old hookah is now turning into an antique piece owing to changing lifestyles and social mores.

Feb 21, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

Hookah smokers breathe in higher quantities of heavy metals than believed

According to a new study, when smoking hookah, only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the "filtration" process, suggesting that shisha pipes are not as toxin-free as previously believed.

Feb 20, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

Hookah smoking just as dangerous as cigarettes: Study

A recent study has claimed that the belief of many young adults that they can replace cigarette with hookah as its not harmful to their health is wrong.

Jul 09, 2014, 15:42 PM IST

Hookah next big threat for US youth: Study

While cigarette use is on the decline among US youth, an alarming number of high school students are turning to hookahs, cigars and smokeless tobacco products, researchers warned.

Jul 07, 2014, 17:30 PM IST

How to keep youngsters away from hookah smoking

Combating positive perceptions of hookah use as attractive, fun and romantic, rather than focusing on the harmful components of tobacco smoke, could be key to keeping youngsters away from hookah smoking, a study suggests.

May 22, 2014, 12:12 PM IST

Countries resolve to check e-cigarettes, hookah

Recognising the adverse impact of e-cigarettes which are a new craze along with hookah joints among tobacco users, India and other countries of South-East Asian region today vowed to take measures to check their use including imposing ban.

Jul 26, 2013, 20:24 PM IST

Hookah `not safe alternative to cigarette smoking`

Many people believe that smoking tobacco through a hookah is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

Apr 19, 2013, 10:45 AM IST

HC summons police chief regarding action against hookah joints

Not satisfied with the reply filed by police on action they proposed to take against hookah parlours in the city, a Bombay High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mohit Shah on Monday summoned Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik.

May 02, 2011, 17:31 PM IST