Tuesday, August 2, 2011

No more hookah for minors

From the Times Newsweekly:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law last Friday, July 15, that prohibits the sale of shisha and certain types of smoking paraphernalia to minors.

Under this law, businesses offering these products for sale may only sell to individuals who are at least eighteen years of age with proper identification.

As described, smoking tobacco and using related products poses harmful health risks to the public. In addition to emphasizing the severity of using these products, this law would help control and limit the sale of hookah products and other smoking paraphernalia to minors who are particularly susceptible to the negative health effects of using these products.

This law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2012.


Anonymous said...

This makes sense. If you ban smoking, this is no different and must be shut down. Why addict youngsters to another serious health hazard!

Anonymous said...

From hookahs to hookers!

Now what about those Ackerman, Nussbaum, Shenckler "Queens Tribune" hooker ads?

Massagee, massagee, massagee....Oriental beauties....prostate massage....adult escorts...yadda, yadda!

Ah....and those "Shanghai Nights" with Michael Nussbaum....hailed by the press as Donald Manes' "bag man" in the old Parking Violations Bureau scandal!

Tsk, tsk, tsk!

And now naughty Nussbaum is "representing" Patrick Thompson the current owner of the RKO Keith's!

Anonymous said...

This is racist!! This is age discrimination!! This is anti Muslim!! NYC hates Muslims! White paople hate Muslims! Jews and Christians are conspiring against the Muslims!! Here is the proof!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

Anonymous said...

It's funny how ridiculous society is. Smoking is bad and now kids cant smoke hookah.

Kids can go to "any corner USA" (especially in NYC) and buy DIMES OF CRACK, regardless of age.

Do you understand that if these kids want to go do something, they're most likely going to do it or...... find an alternative.

Raise your children "correctly" and they wont do any of these things.

Joe said...

I'm not sure about that.
It sounds like more government interference with peoples lives.

Cant smoke, cant drink, cant dance, cant play amplified music, cant "select" who you rent an apartment to, no salt, regulation this, regulation that, gun control.

Is this Russia 1960 ?

Anonymous said...

Always thought is was good for a young man to learn from a hookah...

Joe said...

This will accomplish NOTHING.
Come to think of it most dope smoking kids dont buy expensive glass blown bongs.
They buy apples & Snapple juice cans with a straw and make them into a bongs.
They simply take apart & toss the evidence when finished.

Whats next, Cuomo II banning apples and soda straws ?
---Jackass just like his dad

Holy Smokes said...

Can't we just hash this out?

Anonymous said...

Racist, anti Moslem, anti Muslim anti Mohammaden, whatever (LOL) ?

Kiss my bloomin' arse and follow the laws of the country you now live in or else!

The Surgeon General posts a government health warning on each pack of cigarettes that's sold.

Smoking a hookah is far more damaging to the lungs and throat.

So we should poison our minors just because some ayatolla or mullah thinks it's OK for them to develop cancer?

Anonymous said...

Joe is right - this signifies nothing - but, like street and bridge naming, looks like someone is doing something.

Hookah smoking should be treated like cigarette smoking and regulated the same.

Like unregulated taco trucks and the world of the day laborer, illegal from A to Z -- anything under the label 'Tweed' is exempt from a good portion of the laws in this country.

Anonymous said...

Bloomy won't let cig smokers do their thing in a bar, but hookah bars are popping up all over the place. Ban them too Bloomy!

Mayor Mike said...

Bloomy won't let cig smokers do their thing in a bar, but hookah bars are popping up all over the place. Ban them too Bloomy!

Let's toke this out in a cigar bar.