Hookahs getting the hook in Toronto?

Mike Strobel tries hookah at the Ali Baba lounge on Dundas St. W. on Monday, March 24, 2014....

Mike Strobel tries hookah at the Ali Baba lounge on Dundas St. W. on Monday, March 24, 2014. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

Mike Strobel, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

TORONTO -- The health police in Wonderland want to give hookahs the hook.

Is that Giorgio Mammoliti I hear: “Wha--!? You’re kidding! What about my red light district on the island?”

No, no, not hookers, Giorgio. Hookahs. Waterpipes. Hubbly-bubblies.

They are the new vice among our young. Every generation has a vice. Mine was bell-bottom jeans.

If you don’t know a hookah from a hole in the ground, ask your teenagers. Chances are they’ve haunted a hookah lounge.

Or re-read Alice in Wonderland, about the hookah smoking caterpillar.


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