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UT administration seeks report on hookah bars, samples of flavours sent for tests


CHANDIGARH: The UT administration has sought report on hookah bars from the health division and the UT property workplace.

The administration has planned to take a decision on banning hookah bars within the town all the way through the Administrator’s Advisory Council (AAC) assembly, which shall be hung on February 14.

A senior UT reputable said they'd sought main points on samples of more than a few hookah flavours collected from the bars in the past and the result of the testing.

“We additionally need to know about the construction bylaws of the premises of the hookah bars,” he said.

The time table will arise all the way through the AAC assembly on February 14 at the development of the Punjab government. More than 10 hookah bars within the town sell flavoured hookah. These outlets are in Sectors 7 and 26, but even so the industrial area.

The officers of the UT health division had submitted prior to the UT administration that smoking hookah was destructive the health of the youth. Over the years, the police and the health division officers have raided many hookah bars within the town and seized medicine that were being served to customers.

In some circumstances, the groups found lines of nicotine within the samples of hookah tobacco, which is a dangerous aggregate. Action was additionally initiated in opposition to a few violators, but no decision had come to close the hookah bars.


Last year, the Punjab government had determined to impose an everlasting ban on hookah bars within the state as a substitute of issuing temporary orders in opposition to them every two months. The proposed modification was authorized via the state Assembly in March 2018 and later in November 2018 President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to a Bill from Punjab to test use of tobacco.


Punjab is the 3rd state within the country after Gujarat and Maharashtra the place hookah bars or lounges have banned thru regulation.


The President had given his assent to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018. The objective of bringing the regulation was to test use of tobacco.


A hookah is a unmarried or multi-stemmed conventional device for smoking tobacco, cannabis or opium.


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