Chandigarh, April 17
The UT Administration has prolonged the ban on hookah bars within the metropolis for one more interval of two months.
In an order issued at the moment, the District Justice of the Peace said that hookah bars had been operational in Chandigarh in a clandestine approach, which had been serving flavoured hookahs, together with tobacco molasses containing nicotine, which was extremely injurious to well being of individuals. At occasions there’s a suspicion that aside from tobacco, different dangerous narcotic chemical substances are additionally combined with tobacco molasses served in these hookah bars.
“Hookah in most of those bars is being smoked/consumed by folks/prospects by means of a typical bowl, pipe and a hose having mouth piece, which is prone to bodily mouth to mouth contact of many individuals, thus posing hazard to human life, well being and security in addition to resulting in the transmission and unfold of the Covid-19 pandemic in Chandigarh,” she stated, including that for speedy prevention of the stated observe, no hookah can be served for smoke/consumption in motels, eating places, taverns, bars, hookah bars, and many others., for one more sixty days from April 16.
Any particular person violating this order can be punished underneath Part 188 of the IPC.