Sheesha, gutka banned


DN Report

KARACHI – The Sindh cabinet has decided to impose a ban on sheesha, gutka and mainpuri across the province.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the provincial cabinet held here last week under the chairmanship of Chief Minster Syed Murad Ali Shah.

The cabinet discussed sheesha smoking /cafes, and use of gutka and mainpuri threadbare and decided to impose ban on them.

Briefing the cabinet, the provincial health secretary said the effect of sheesha smoking on health was almost equal to the impact of smoking 150 cigarettes at once. About nine litres smoke is inhaled when a person smokes Sheesha in a single session, he added.

Taking a prompt action in this regard, the cabinet imposed a ban on sheesha, gutka and mainpuri and asked the inspector general of police to implement the decision in letter and spirit.

October 25, 2016

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