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Hookahs? Not in New Jersey!

Under New Jersey’s Smoke-Free Air Act, hookahs can be banned in public businesses.  It does not matter if the device is used to smoke things that are tobacco-free.  A local municipality sought to enforce the statute against an owner of a coffee shop that allowed its customers to smoke the hookah which had crushed fruit and incense.  The Appellate Division held the statute is constitutional and prohibits the smoking of any matter that can be smoked in a hookah.

So, hookahs are out in public businesses.  Do not fret New Jersey you can still smoke them in the privacy of your own homes.