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hookah

, hooka
an oriental pipe for smoking marijuana, tobacco, etc., consisting of one or more long flexible stems connected to a container of water or other liquid through which smoke is drawn and cooled

hookah

[′hü·kə]
(engineering)
An air supply device used in free diving, comprising a demand regulator worn by the diver and a hose extending to a compressed air supply at the surface.
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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 centres.
The officials stated that there were complaints that few outlets were serving sheesha to customers.
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 parlours.