Rwanda bans Shisha Tobacco

By IGIHE
On 15 December 2017 at 09:27

The Ministry of Health (MINISANTE) has banned the use, advertisement and importation of water-pipe tobacco smoking known as Shisha Tobacco in Rwanda over their effects on human lives.

According to MINISANTE, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released advisory note concerning water-pipe tobacco smoking, stating that they cause health effects and recommended actions for regulators.

The note by the WHO expressed that Shisha Tobacco smoking is damaging, addictive and dangerous on human lives.

The note says that the smoke that emerges from water-pipe contains numerous toxicants known to cause lung cancer and heart diseases among others.

“Accordingly, the Ministry of Health informs general public that the use, advertisement and import of water-pipe tobacco smoking known as Shisha Tobacco is banned on Rwandan territory effective from 15th December, 2017,” reads the ministry’s statement released on Thursday.

The statement cautions the public that failure to comply with the notice, sanctions as provided by the law will be applied.


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