The shisha party’s all but over in Turkey

| February 26, 2013

Turkey’s shisha cafés have six more months to ply their trade.

A law requiring shisha cafés to comply with an indoor smoking ban in force for cigarettes, pipes and cigars since 2009 was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette last month.

It gave the cafés and their customers six months of grace before the axe falls.

And other regulations published in the Official Gazette last week will make it illegal from July 27 for shisha cafés to operate near schools and put them off limits to those under 18 years of age.

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