Consumption of hookahs poses a high risk to health. Health specialists warn that they do have nicotine content, which can cause cancerous diseases.
In our country, the demographic most likely to partake in consuming hookahs are young people. Therefore, the Ministry of Health is drafting a law aimed at minimizing the use of hookahs, electronic cigarettes and tobacco.
The new law, which is expected to be adopted soon by the Assembly, provides for penalties six-times higher for allowing smoking indoors and the suspension of activity for entities that do not comply with the new rules.
Referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1 in 5 boys and 1 in 6 girls in the world have declared they have consumed hookahs.