`Hookah bars` banned in Jaipur
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 00:05
Jaipur: To check the mushrooming of 'hookah bars' in the city, a ban has been imposed on running of such outlets.

The order was issued today as "hookah bars" were serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine which is injurious to health of the people, especially the college students and youth, police today said.

"The trend of hookah bars was gaining popularity among college and even school students in large number for some time. Since the stuff served in the bars is harmful for the health, so we decided to ban such bars," City Police Commissioner B L Soni told reporters.

Police have identified 47 such bars in the city and process to shut them has started, he said.

"It was brought to our notice that the bar owners were targeting young boys and girls as their customers which is a serious matter," he said.

"They have permission to run other activities like restaurants and others but not hookah bars and we are taking action against the hookah activity," he said.

All the police stations have been directed to ensure that no such activity is conducted in their respective area.

He said legal action will be taken against those who were found running such bars.


First Published: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 00:05

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