इंडियन आवाज़     01 Dec 2023 11:57:04      انڈین آواز

Hookah smoking is not allowed in Non Smoking Zone of Delhi

Vinit Wahi / AMN

The Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has made it clear that Hookah smoking is not allowed in Non Smoking Zone as per section 4 of COTPA ( Cigarette & other Tobacco Products Act.)

HookahRecent notification of Government of India GSR 500(E) dated 23rd May 2017 from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, completely prohibits use of Hookah in the smoking zones also. Therefore, Hookah Bars in any form are illegal and Delhi Police & MCD should cancel the licenses of such restaurants, eateries and hotels where such illegal Hookah bars are operating.

 Jain stated that the State Tobacco Control Cell has conducted several raids in various parts of Delhi, and chemical analysis of picked up samples have shown presence of nicotine in significant amount in almost all the samples though originally they were claimed to be herbal in nature.

In this regard series of letters have been written to Delhi Police and MCD in last four years to initiate action against these illegally running Hookah bars and save the younger generation from the harmful effects of tobacco. However, the action is yet awaited and the violations are still going on in many parts of Delhi.

It has been noticed that Hookah Smoking is rampant in restaurants/Eateries/Hotels in metropolitan cities including Delhi these days, and has unfortunately become status symbols even in Family Functions.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a one hour long Hookah session comprises 200 puffs compared to 30 puffs in a cigarette, Nonetheless a number of Hookah bars have been flourishing in the city of Delhi flouting all anti–tobacco rules and laws.

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