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FOI 13274

Number of shisha cafes and provision of guidance

Request

It's Still Tobacco is a community and voluntary organisation that aims to work closer with local authorities around the legislative enforcement of shisha tobacco - also known as waterpipe, hookah, nargile or hubble-bubble. Shisha tobacco use is harmful to health
but the number of cafes where it is consumed has grown remarkably in the UK in recent years. Surveillance of the UK shisha tobacco industry, however, is severely lacking.


With this in mind we would like to ask the following questions, where we define a 'shisha cafe' as any premise where the sale AND consumption of shisha tobacco occurs on site, and can include restaurants, clubs, lounges, cafes, and other venues:


1) Can you please provide the estimated number of shisha cafes known to you in your local authority area for the following dates:
i) January 2012, ii) January 2013, iii) January 2014, iv) January 2015, v) January 2016.


Please reply 'unknown' if records are not held for any particular date.



2) Can you please provide a copy of the latest guidance documents that you send to shisha cafes that aim to provide legislative information around the sale and consumption of shisha tobacco, such as the smokefree law, underage use, packaging and labelling,
health & safety, and advertisement.


Thank you for your co-operation and we hope to be in touch again with the findings of our research.

Response

1) Can you please provide the estimated number of shisha cafes known to you in your local authority area for the following dates:
i) January 2012, ii) January 2013, iii) January 2014, iv) January 2015, v) January 2016. – We are unaware of any such cafes in the Brentwood Borough . - unknown

Please reply "unknown" if records are not held for any particular date.
2) Can you please provide a copy of the latest guidance documents that you send to shisha cafes that aim to provide legislative information around the sale and consumption of shisha tobacco, such as the smokefree law, underage use, packaging and labelling, health & safety, and advertisement. N/A