Posted by: walnotes | December 8, 2008

Boston’s Hookah Hiccup

 

 

Boston's Hookah Hiccup

Boston's Hookah Hiccup

 

 

43.  Boston’s Hookah Hiccup

The bars are popular near college campuses, and offer tobacco in various flavors, including watermelon and chocolate chip. People use a hookah pipe — common in Asia and Africa — to inhale smoke filtered through water.

Swartz said the hookah is a serious health hazard, and its appeal to young people is alarming.

“It’s becoming sort of trendy and you can sit around with a group of people and share and it has sort of a social quality to it,” he said, adding it’s “viewed as though you’re being exposed to other cultures in a way that is fun and exciting.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081207/ap_on_re_us/smoking_bar_ban


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