The government of Kenya under the public health act has banned the use of shisha in the country. This rule has been cited According to the public health [control of shisha smoking] rules 2017. Which states:
- No person shall import, manufacture, sell, offer for sale, use, advertise, promote or distribute shisha in Kenya.
- No person shall allow, promote facilitate, or encourage or do anything to allow, promote, or encourage shisha smoking in Kenya.
This comes days before the former NACADA boss john Mututho challenged the government to ban it, arguing that a number of youths across the country addicted to the drug is on the rise.He also stated that pipe sharing could lead to the spread of infectious diseases like tuberculosis and hepatitis. It also plays an active role as a getaway to other addictive substances such as bang and heroin…effects of smoking shisha is same as those of smoking tobacco.
Two weeks ago the Rwandese government banned the use, advertisement and importation of shisha saying it is addictive, dangerous and damaging to humans.