The Board of Health is discussing tobacco control regulations, after a hookah lounge has filed a request to open in Andover.
The Lux Hookah Lounge is looking to open at 63 Park St., according to a report in the Eagle-Tribune.
Hookahs are “water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC claims that hookah smoking has the same health risks as cigarette smoking.
The Lux Hookah Lounge already has one operating business in Plymouth, where groups are invited to “sit down with friends and relax with one of our premium blends.”
Hookahs vary in shape and size, but are used in groups, as one mouthpiece is passed from user to user.
According to the Eagle-Tribune report, the town does not have any tobacco regulations in place currently and will rule on the request based on state law.
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