If you are in the business of hookah, making or selling hookah molasses or accessories, you are invited to join the National Hookah Community Association, an alliance of businesses from every corner of the hookah community dedicated to preserving the tradition of hookah across the United States.
Our community has a track record of success when we are united and organized. In California, businesses have worked tirelessly to educate lawmakers about hookah. They have achieved exemptions from legislation which blanketed hookah under the bans intended to target cigarettes and vaping.
That is why we we created a new national association to represent hookah in all of the United States, not just in California.
NHCA will support its members in reaching out to their political representatives. We will be there for your business whenever it is threatened at the federal, state or municipal level.
Members will receive regular updates on pending legislation and regulations affecting hookah and hookah related products through state and federal news updates. Members will also be provided the most relevant news and insights for improving your business and informing the community.
NHCA members support compliance with tobacco purchase age restrictions at the federal, state, and local levels.
NHCA members support laws and ordinances that impose penalties on retailers or others who sell or provide hookah products to minors.
All NHCA members should implement strict underage policies requiring their employees to properly identify anyone who appears younger than 30 years of age. The NHCA can provide advice and guidance on best practices.
NHCA members should display prominent signage indicating the minimum age to purchase hookah products.
Hookah products should be displayed behind the counter or in some other enclosed display which is not accessible without the assistance of a sales representative.
All online sales of hookah products should restrict sales to adults through the use of age verification technology provided by independent third-party agencies using public record databases.
NHCA members’ packaging and marketing materials should not include content which is directed towards minors and must include the necessary warning labels, such as the nicotine warning.
All members must forbid the sale of hookah products through any vending machine or unattended kiosk.
We as members embrace online ID verification standard.