Six Los Angeles-area hookah lounges were recently cited for a variety of violations during a series of compliance checks, according to the
The lounges, located in Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks, were cited for violating smoking and alcohol laws, including smoking inside a workplace and in a location where food is consumed.
Smoking in a business serving food and alcohol is illegal under state and local law, LAPD Officer Brian Frost said in a statement.
Lounges that offer only hookah, however, are allowed. The LAPD did not name the lounges that had suspected violations, citing an ongoing investigation.