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FOI 15102

Smoke-free law enforcement

Request

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 about your local authority area, where we define a 'shisha cafe' as any premise where the sale AND consumption of shisha tobacco occurs on site, and can include restaurants,
 This information is likely to be held in Trading Standards and/or Environmental Health Departments:



1. How many prosecutions have been made for violations of the smoke-free law since its implementation on 1st July 2007?


2. How many of these violations were by shisha cafes?

Response

1. How many prosecutions have been made for violations of the smoke-free law since its implementation on 1st July 2007? – NIL
2. How many of these violations were by shisha cafes? – NIL
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