Govt bans sheesha smoking

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The federal government banned Sheesha smoking throughout the country on Tuesday and its sale will be banned in hotels, restaurants and public spaces.

The opening of new sheesha cafes and the import and making of ingredients are also banned across the country. The sources within the health ministry said that through appropriate amendments the ban will be strictly implemented.

After the amendment the official order on the sheesha ban will be issued, sources added. In 2016, the government has completely banned the import of tobacco used in sheesha.