Rwanda

Rwanda Bans Shisha

The government of Rwanda has issued a notice stopping her citizens from “using and importing” Shisha into the country.

A December 15 statement released by Diane Gashumba, the Health minister shows that the proscription takes effect right away.

“Failure to comply with this notice” she warned, “sanctions as provided by the law will be applied.”

Shisha smoking is a habit lots of millennials have embraced.

But according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which the government based on, “Shisha tobacco smoking has a damaging, addictive and dangerous effect on human lives.”

“The smoke that emerges from a water-pipe contains numerous toxicants known to cause lung cancer, heart diseases, just to name a few,” says the statement from Rwandan government, referring to WHO findings.

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