Archive for the 'Hooka' Category

Commercialism in the social network has no boundaries

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
...A recent report from the UK sites ads for electronic cigarettes targeting teens in social media are attempting to convince them that e-cigarettes are safe and the way to be cool, like celebrities. And while electronic delivery of nicotine might be a safer alternative than tobacco for smokers, the profit incentive knows no boundaries as this “safety message” is delivered to our youth. This is how a kernel of truth is twisted into a lie...

Here's the thing about hookah

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Parents! File this one under “if it’s sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.

The popularity of hookah, a water pipe used to smoke tobacco sweetened with molasses (called sisha) has surged with college and high school students as the safe alternative to smoking cigarettes.

Many children have convinced their parents that hookah is safe because the water pipe collects “harmful particles” (just look at the dirty water). Shisha is sweet and comes …

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Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.