New hookah bar in town is more than meets the eye

New hookah bar in town is more than meets the eye
There is something different across the street. When you approach the new attraction, a blinding sign reads, “Welcome Back Guilford College Students!!!” You walk into the venue and it’s Greensboro’s newest hookah bar: the Royal Hookah Lounge. Hookah bars are usually popular hangouts among college students, as they are a great place to relax and ...

Proposal to licence hookah bars struck down

Proposal to licence hookah bars struck down
Toronto’s licensing and standards committee wants more time to examine the health impact of smoking from hookahs before making an ultimate decision on regulating the establishments. On Friday night the committee struck down a city staff proposal to have hookah bars licensed, saying they want to an updated report in the first quarter of 2013 ...

Oxford Hookah Lounge showcases students’ art

Oxford Hookah Lounge showcases students’ art
The Oxford Hookah Lounge, a supporter of the arts in the Oxford community, found a new way to show its appreciation with the opening of its new art gallery on Saturday. The lounge featured a wide variety of artwork created by studio art majors at Miami University. This was not just a one-time event, however; ...

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

Should hookah bars remain open despite Washington's indoor smoking ban?
Washington banned indoor smoking nearly seven years ago, but one exception survives: hookah lounges. Local health departments have struggled to shut them down. The lounges say they’re private clubs, not public venues, so the law doesn’t apply. They all charge some sort of membership fee, typically about $5. That defense doesn’t sway health officials, like ...

Miley Cyrus and Friends Engage in Hookah Party

Miley Cyrus and Friends Engage in Hookah Party
Miley Cyrus claims she’s not the same wild child photographed smoking salvia from a bong back in 2010, yet she got down and dirty with her girlfriends at a hookah party recently. According to a report from Hollywood Life, smoking a hookah isn’t illegal. But no one said what they were burning inside of it. ...

State Human Rights Commission to act tough on pubs, hookah bars

State Human Rights Commission to act tough on pubs, hookah bars
With recent reports in the media regarding rule violations by some pubs and hookah centres in the city, the State Human Rights Commission ( SHRC) has decided to take suo motu cognizance of the issue. The commission expressed its concern over minors being allowed in such places which are, in some instances, kept open until ...

Hookah lounge case in court

Hookah lounge case in court
A rehearing of the controversial proposal to open a fusion cigar and hookah lounge at Hampton Beach is on Thursday’s Zoning Board agenda, but whether the hearing goes on depends on what happens Tuesday in court. Owner Ahmed Ahmed will be at Rockingham Superior Court July 17, claiming the Zoning Board erred when it decided ...