Ottawa Board of Health votes to tell city to ban hookah smoking in public places - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ottawa, June 21, 2016

The Ottawa Board of Health voted Monday night to ask the city to ban hookahs and other waterpipes from being smoked in public places, but hookah bar operators continue to oppose the move, saying it would hurt their businesses and their culture.

If passed by council, the ban would make it illegal for any workplace to allow people to smoke pipes, including hookahs, either inside or on outdoor patios.