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FDA's Latest Move Against Tobacco Is Great; More Steps Would Be Even Better

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There's no telling how many adolescents lit up for the first time in the two years since the FDA first considered these changes, or how many of those got hooked on this deadly addiction. Still, it's comforting to know that we're headed in the right direction now and that we already know where more gains can be made.

Hookah Has 25 Times More Tar Than A Cigarette

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living

We've long known that hookah is about as unhealthy as smoking cigarettes. In fact, the amount of smoke inhaled over an hour of hookah can be equivalen...

More Proof That Flavored Tobacco Products Appeal To Teens

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - A survey of teen smokers has added more evidence that flavored tobacco products are particularly attractive to peo...

Reminder: Smoking Hookah For An Hour May Be Like Smoking 100 Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

You hopefully wouldn't smoke 100 cigarettes in 60 minutes -- that's five entire packs of so-called cancer sticks. If you casually dabble with hookah,...

Detroit's Air Quality Fix? Hookah Pipes on Smokestacks

Brian Stone | Posted 07.02.2016 | Detroit
Brian Stone

So, I finally figured it out. You know those epidemic levels of asthma in Detroit and Dearborn? You know those massive, pollution-causing factories and their smoke stacks? Well, I found the perfect, slightly snarky, fix. Put a hookah pipe on it!

Astoria Characters: The Cerebral Cowboy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high.

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Elysabeth Alfano

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.

Smoking Hookah Is Really No Better Than Smoking Cigarettes

Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 02/20/2015 10:13 AM EST on LiveScience There's a common belief that smoking from a hookah is less harmful than s...

Hookah Smokers Are Inhaling A Chemical In Gasoline

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - High levels of benzene, a chemical in crude oil and gasoline, are present in hookah smokers and ...

2014 MTV Movie Awards Gifting Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 06.19.2014 | Style
Zorianna Kit

Last weekend's MTV Movie Awards brought out a small group of gifting suites to honor the event with products for the young, hip and fashionable: The ...

Hookah Poses Significant Public Health Risk for Millennials

Omar Ghabra | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Omar Ghabra

These tremendous human and economic costs will only mount if no serious effort to educate the public on hookah smoking is undertaken.

Deadly Morocco: Time Wounds All Heels

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

My son Walker wants to join me on an adventure in Morocco. I propose a rash undertaking, a trek to the Riff Mountains, the Mediterranean coastal range where the grass is greener, so they say... Not many tourists yet venture here.

Qatar: The New Center of the Universe?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Qatar is aspiring to be the hub that spokes to the world, with its vast investments, its satellite television network, Al Jazeera, among the most watched in the world, and its global philanthropy.

Drinking in College May Lead to Hookah Smoking

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Caren Osten Gerszberg

The problem is that many college students believe mistakenly that smoking from a hookah is safer than cigarettes.

Researchers 'Alarmed' By Dramatic Rise In California Hookah Use

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin Cigarette smoking in California has fallen sharply in recent years, but new...

San Francisco's Hookah Ban: A Racist Policy?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco

Bad news for SF smokers: The public health department is shutting down 17 hookah lounges for allegedly violating bans on indoor smoking. But with an e...

The Outside Insider: New Work by Taravat Talepasand

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Image-making is by definition always a process of objectification; Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand extends this process by incorporating the use of self-portraiture into her work.

Amid Smoking Crackdown, Many Try Hookahs Instead

Posted 06.06.2011 | Home

Young Americans are smoking fewer cigarettes, but researchers say that progress is threatened by an increasingly popular cultural import -- the tall, ...

PHOTOS: Top 5 Things To Do In Istanbul

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Vibrant and diverse, Istanbul is by far one of the most fascinating cities on the globe.

This is Iraq (But Not the One You've Seen Before)

Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victoria Fine

Iraqi Kurdistan is full of the growing pains and remarkable opportunities of a society that is moving on from violence and redefining a national and regional identity. This is the story we are here to tell.