e-cigarettes

Politics
7:54 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

E-Cigarette Ban for Minors Passes Kentucky Senate

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky is one step closer to banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

The state Senate has passed a measure doing just that by a 26 to 2 vote.

The proposed legislation would prohibit retailers from selling electronic cigarettes or vaporized nicotine devices to anyone younger than 18, and would penalize retailers under the same laws that govern traditional tobacco products.

The bill now heads to the House.

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Local News
1:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

What's With All the Hookah Lounges in Louisville?

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It’s Friday night on Bardstown Road and Friend's Hookah Café is, quite literally, smoking.

A hookah bubbles, drawn by Dair Sharipov, a 22-year-old regular at Friends. He comes here because it’s a laid-back alternative to going out drinking.

“I don’t see anything new in bars," he says. "People getting into fights. It’s the same thing over and over.”

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