The approval of serving sheesha
to customers till 2am will only be given to cafes strictly adhering to safety and health rules.
People like smoking sheesha
but most of us know it isn't very healthy.
After intervention of the Supreme Court, the Ministry of National Health Services had not only imposed ban on import of all kinds of Sheeshas
, its substances and flavoured tobacco but also imposed strict ban on operating Sheesha
The officials stated that there were complaints that few outlets were serving sheesha
Dr Al Kawari said Bahrain's health authorities are aware of a circular issued by Kuwait's Interior Ministry to ministries of health and commerce warning of electronic sheesha
flavours entering the emirate.
By law, sheesha
is only allowed to be served at hotels in Bahrain during Ramadan - but authorities have long turned a blind eye to its use during the rest of the year.
Syed Zulfiqar Hussain said that Sheesha
Cafes are just like Drug Consumption Rooms (DCRs) and they are new threat to our youth.
Health officials are becoming increasingly concerned at the rise of the sheesha
lounge and challenging the myths that it is less harmful than smoking - when it is far more dangerous.
There have been concerted efforts to ban sheesha
in certain coffee shops across Bahrain in recent years for health reasons and under regulations dating back to a ministerial decision in November 2006, which also outlawed sheesha
smoking in public parks, gardens, on coasts, beaches and corniches.
The committee has decided to recommend complete ban on import and usage of flavored and none flavored smoking Sheesha
on the directives of Supreme Court.
Under the new decision, permits will no longer be issued for sheesha
cafes and restaurants in Amwaj Islands and in up-and-coming commercial ventures in multi-million dinar developments such as Diyar Al Muharraq and Dilmunia Island.
Two-member bench of apex court headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial was hearing suo moto case pertaining to sheesha