Thread: Obama Signed it
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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Default Re: Obama Signed it

this is a pretty scary bill for anyone who uses any type of tobacco. I looked a little through the bill and there was no mention of shisha or hookah specifically, i found one part that may be hopeful.

"‘‘beginning 3 months after the date of enactment of
20 the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco
21 Control Act, a cigarette or any of its component
22 parts (including the tobacco, filter, or paper)
23 shall not contain, as a constituent
(including a
24 smoke constituent) or additive, an artificial or
25 natural flavor (other than tobacco or menthol) or
1 an herb or spice, including strawberry, grape,
2 orange, clove, cinnamon, pineapple, vanilla, co3
conut, licorice, cocoa, chocolate, cherry, or coffee,
4 that is a characterizing flavor of the tobacco
5 product or tobacco smoke."

so from just that part, it looks as if the flavor restrictions only apply to least im really hoping that's what it means.

EDIT: Also found this, if anyone is interested
‘‘(b) APPLICABILITY.—This chapter shall apply to all
18 cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and
19 smokeless tobacco and to any other tobacco products that
20 the Secretary by regulation deems to be subject to this chapter."

so like someone said before, if shisha can stay under the radar, looks like all should be ok.

Last edited by blehman; August 25th, 2009 at 09:53 PM.
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