Author Archives: Andy Sarge

Tobacco Rules Change Today – Should We Be Worried?

I’m sure you’ve heard all over the news about the tobacco industry’s plans to stop new laws have been effectively thrown out. They have been lobbying government to stop new laws that, among other things, would mean all cigarettes need to be sold in plain, olive green packaging.

This is an attempt to take away the glamour of smoking cigarettes. For years anti-smoking lobbyists have argued that cigarette packaging is too enticing for children, and encourages them to take up the habit.

But there are other parts to the new law that many have missed, but which others have seen as potentially problematic for shisha smokers.


From today, the sale of flavoured cigarettes is also banned.

If you were a fan of menthol flavoured cigarettes, well, your luck’s up! As of today, they’re banned.

But hang on, does that mean shisha flavours are also banned?

Well, don’t fret. Because shisha tobacco doesn’t sell in such huge quantities as cigarette tobacco, they have skipped the ban, and you can continue to buy and enjoy your flavours as before. However, the pots they come in must be plain and carry a health warning.

It’ll be interesting to see what effect this has on the sale of shisha though as people realise they can move to a new hobby to enjoy something they’ve been taking part in for years.

And eventually, will shisha flavours be banned?

Maybe now’s the time to turn to herbal alternatives!

Should I Make My Own Shisha?

  If you enjoy a shisha now and then, you may have been searching how it’s made, and therefore found some sites that offer advice on how to make your own. Have you ever been tempted to try it? I never have, but I asked a few friends and one of them had, they’d, in…Continue Reading

Will the Mumbai Trade Fair Help Shisha Sales Worldwide?

In the West, all the chatter concerning Shisha and Hookah smoking seems to be almost all surrounding health issues. You can’t go a week without some news outlet telling us that if we even look at a hookah pipe we’re going to catch something. But, the rest of the world (as opposed to us ‘free’…Continue Reading