Shisha smokers face arrest-Health minister


Health ministry has warned that anyone found smoking Shisha in public after May this year will be arrested and prosecuted in court.

According to the minister of Health Dr Chris Baryomunsi, Shisha, kuba and other tobacco substances were banned from being consumed in public places.

“Shisha and Kuba are more toxic than any other tobacco substances. Those who supply it were given up to May to wind up their businesses. After that, the ministry of health has been directed to enforce the law,” said Dr Baryomunsi on Saturday while appearing on Capital Gang, a local political talks how aired on Capital FM.

Shisha smoking has been a common practice among the young people who patronise some popular bars around town.

In July last year, Parliament passed the Tobacco Control Bill 2014 which banned the importation, distribution, manufacture, distribution, possession and use of Shisha.

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