Shisha ban hailed

KUWAIT:Secretary of the Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention Anwar Burhamah strongly hailed the Municipal Council’s approval of a proposal made by member Hamdi Al-Azmi on banning shisha for families at various restaurants and cafes. Burhamah added the society had been calling for fighting all forms of smoking since its establishment in 1980, noting that studies have proven the disastrous effects of passive smoking on dental health, as the tobacco used includes nicotine and countless carcinogenic substances. Burhamah stressed recent studies had shown that smoking e-cigarettes is also harmful, because the vapor damages blood veins and include carcinogenic substances as well.

By A Saleh and Meshaal Al-Enezi