A few days after President Donald Trump signed a sweeping ban on new smoking in public places on Monday, the White House announced that it was dropping an old ban on sales of hookahs in the U.S. This was to be a welcome change, given that many experts had been warning about the risks of hookah smoking, which has been linked to increased lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.
But many Americans, including Trump himself, had been hoping that the ban would be lifted.
“It is disappointing that the Trump Administration is reversing its decision to phase out hookah sales in the United States,” the president’s press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement Monday.
The move, which came after a federal appeals court ruled that the administration was wrongly attempting to regulate a product that is not widely available in the states where hookahs are sold.
“We look forward to working with the Trump Admin to continue the fight against this deadly habit,” Grishamp said.
Hookahs, the most popular form of smoking cessation, are a popular form for young adults who want to cut down on the risks associated with smoking.
But some experts, including the American Lung Association, said the ban was an unnecessary infringement on Americans’ right to quit smoking.
“The government’s announcement that it is no longer going to enforce the ban is a big deal,” Jonathan Foulds, a professor of tobacco control at Duke University, said on Monday.
“Hookah sales are up in the US, but they’re not growing as fast as other tobacco products like cigars or cigarettes.
So it makes sense to continue to enforce this ban on hookah sale.”
“It makes sense that the government would ban something that people can get for free from the store,” Fouldst said.
“But we shouldn’t have to wait until someone dies to enforce that.”
But even with the ban on sale, hookah smokers may still be able to purchase the device from places like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco, which carry it.
Some experts have speculated that the bans will lead to increased hookah use, which could lead to more people purchasing hookahs, which will in turn lead to an increase in smoking.
However, it’s unclear how much of an increase this could be.
Some studies have shown that sales of traditional hookahs have dropped after the ban.
And some have found that sales are growing even more quickly, such as in the last month alone, according to research published last year by the University of British Columbia.
In its report, the group noted that sales have increased by nearly a quarter in the past year, with more than 20 percent of the increase in sales over the past 12 months being attributed to hookahs.
The researchers also noted that more hookahs were being sold online, which also appears to be fueling sales.
In the report, they noted that the rise in sales could be linked to a number of factors, including: The increasing popularity of hookers, who now make up about 5 percent of hook-smoking users.
Hookah use among the younger population, who were previously more likely to smoke hookahs than other adults.
And a trend toward more frequent use, with fewer people using hookahs to quit altogether.
However a number more factors are also contributing to the increase, including a drop in the price of hookas, the researchers said.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the average price of a hookahs is $8.35.
Many people believe that the price will go up as more people try to quit hookahs and that hookah users are buying them on the secondary market.
However the researchers pointed out that the increase could also be due to people simply having more money to spend.
“With the growing use of hooka products in the general population, consumers are able to spend more and spend more money,” said Mark Luskin, a senior associate at the Tobacco Control Research Center at the University in Atlanta.
The report comes amid rising public awareness about the health risks associated and the lack of regulations around the use of tobacco and other harmful substances. “
While we have seen an increase of sales of tobacco products over the last several years, it is unclear how widespread this trend is and whether the prevalence of tobacco use will continue to rise.”
The report comes amid rising public awareness about the health risks associated and the lack of regulations around the use of tobacco and other harmful substances.
Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its own study that found that tobacco use is linked to about 20,000 deaths a year in the USA.
Many experts have warned that the number of people who die each year from smoking is likely higher because of other factors, such to lack of awareness about smoking or other risks.