Delhi, November 12: In a statement issued by the Delhi government on Tuesday, it has asked police and municipal corporations to cancel the licences of restaurants, eateries and hotels where hookah smoking is allowed. According to an Indian Express report, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that hookah smoking is not allowed in either non-smoking or even smoking zones in the national capital.
The government informed that raids have taken place in several parts of the city in a bid to crackdown on the illegal hookah parlours. However, it has alleged that despite sending letters to civic bodies, Delhi Police has taken no action was taken against the 'illegally' running hookah bars and they continue to flourish across the national capital. Dangers of Smoking Hookah: 5 Ways It Is Causing You More Harm than a Cigarette.
An hour-long hookah session comprises 200 puffs compared to 30 puffs in a cigarette, the government stated that as per the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The younger generation has been increasingly getting addicted to the latest trend of having hookah and the government feels that stern action needs to be taken against the illegal parlours to save them from the harmful effects of tobacco.