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UK Government to Change Law to Allow Indoor Shisha Smoking


In a shock change to the law, the Government has announced that it is to bow down to pressure from many lobbying groups and allow the controlled smoking of hookah pipes inside buildings for the first time since the smoking ban.

When the ban was first introduced, it was seen as unfair against shisha bars who’s sole trade was now suddenly made illegal. Without the fall-back of drink and food, some went out of business completely, while others had to find creative ways to get round the ban such as extending outdoor areas with cushions and heating, however costs spiralled.

This new change announced by Home Secretary Theresa May, will give new hope to Shisha Lounge owners. In a statement, she said, “We believe in free enterprise for all, and for too long now this ban has made it impossible for some to make a living. By removing it, we will allow business to grow.”

There will, of course, be rules governing air purity and filtration, and staff will need to be protected from second hand smoke, but lounge owners throughout the UK say it will help their business and is a better solution than expensive outdoor terraces.

One shisha bar owner in London, said, “This is a joke, surely?”

Four Reasons to Clean Hookah Pipes, Regularly

Why Should You Clean Your Hookah Pipe Regularly? Smoking Hookah has been a fun trend in group parties or even just for individual use. So it is not a big question then, when people are looking into buying a hookah pipe. Though sometimes, people enjoy smoking too much and neglect to clean their hookahs regularly. It…Continue Reading

When Hookah Gets a Royal Touch…

Prince Harry Enjoys a Shisha Pipe in UAE Prince Harry really knows how to have a good time with his friends after strenuous hours of work. Last week, Prince Harry attended Formula 1 final in Abu Dhabi. After spending his day watching his buddy Lewis Hamilton winning the race, he was spotted in the Emirati…Continue Reading

Six Ways to Avoid Hookah Smoke Smell

Hookah Smoke Can be Problematic for your Homes & Clothes The smell of the Hookah smoke has been a big problem for the smokers. This smoke smell stinks up the room and also gets soaked into your clothes. Some people find this difficult and they end up not determining a lasting solution. What is a…Continue Reading

Tracing the Roots of Shisha Smoking

Tracing the Roots of Shisha Smoking

Origin of Shisha A Shisha  is an apparatus that consists of a hollow shaft that ends submerged below a reservoir of water, which is contained in a glass base jar. Another pipe takes the smoke from the jar and is inhaled by the smoker. The top of the shaft usually has a clay bowl, into…Continue Reading

Why Smoking Indoors is a Bad Idea?

Why Smoking Indoors is a Bad Idea?

If I smoke a hookah pipe indoors, will the smoke alarm go off? I was in a Shisha Bar on Sunday (a hot day in March! Who’d have thought it!!) when someone brought up the subject of why we all have to sit outside. Admittedly we’re under a canopy, but we’re outside nonetheless and sunny…Continue Reading

Shisha Bars Locator

Shisha Bars Locator

Where Can I Smoke a Hookah Pipe? Hookah Pipes and shisha can be smoked outdoors pretty much anywhere in the UK, however you have to bear in mind the laws on smoking tobacco (in fact, on smoking anything as it’s likely e-cigarettes will eventually face a ban) and only smoke a Hookah Pipe where you would normally…Continue Reading