SHISHA is no longer acceptable in Rwanda
Shisha has been mostly taken by youth in bars and night clubs
Within the public announcement signed by the Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba it states the following
“Pursuant to the World Health Organisation note concerning water-pipe tobacco smoking which highlights its health effects and recommended actions for regulators”. The statement also portrayed that Shisha tobacco smoking is damaging, addictive and dangerous on human lives, the statement added.
As per to the researchers, the smoke that emerges from a water-pipe contains numerous toxicants known to cause lung cancer, heart disease among other ailments.
The ministry warned that legal sanctions will be taken against those who fail to comply with the ban. Rwanda is not the first country to ban Shisha in east Africa as Tanzania and Kenya have also banned smoking shisha in public places while world wide Pakistan, Jordan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia no longer accept its importation to their lands.
The following is the picture of the announcement