Sindh Bans Vape and Sheesha at Public Places

The Sindh government has implemented a ban on the usage of Sheesha and e-cigarettes (vape) in public places. Authorities have been directed to enforce the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002.

The Sindh Health Department issued directives to Commissioners of various divisions, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, and Sukkur.

The provincial authorities have issued a directive prohibiting the use of sheesha and e-cigarettes (vape) in various public spaces like hotels, restaurants, parks, cafes, and picnic spots.

Authorities have expressed concerns that sheesha is a public nuisance, particularly for parents of teenage boys and girls, with apprehensions that it may disrupt public peace.

In response, the health department has instructed authorities to enforce a ban on its usage and to take necessary action against those who violate it.

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