• February 28, 2024

Istanbul Bans Public Shisha Smoking

 Istanbul Bans Public Shisha Smoking

Image: puhhha | Adobe Stock

Image: puhhha | Adobe Stock

Istanbul has banned shisha smoking in public places in order to mitigate risks of forest fires and other potential hazards, reports Xinhua News.

“Smoking shisha will be strictly prohibited in various locations, including beaches, forests, recreational areas and parks throughout Istanbul,” wrote Governor Davut Gul on Twitter. “However, it is important to note that licensed shisha lounges operating outside of these designated areas are not affected by this ban.”