Government bans sale and use of Shisha in Kenya

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH DEC 2017-The government has  with immediate effect banned the sale or use of shisha in Kenya.

In a legal notice published by the ministry of health  anyone  caught contravening the notice by either   importing, advertising, manufacturing it, promoting it or distributing it, risk jail or  penalty.

“No person shall import, manufacture, sell, offer for sale, use, advertise, promote or distribute shisha in Kenya.”

“No person shall allow, promote, facilitate or encourage or do anything to allow, promote, facilitate or encourage shisha smoking in Kenya,” says the  legal notice  in part.

The move is in response to concerns raised with regard to its regulation.

Shisha has been largely associated by the affluent in society who smoke it at various joints and entertainment spots during relaxation or cerebration.

It is known to be highly addictive and associated with several lung related aliments

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