Ottawa city council votes to ban smoking from hookah waterpipes in public - Ottawa - CBC News

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By CBC News Ottawa, August 31, 2016

Ottawa city council has voted to ban smoking waterpipes in public places, a move hookah lounge owners have said could be "devastating" for their businesses.

The ban means smoking shisha from hookah pipes will fall in line with smoking tobacco, which has been prohibited from Ottawa restaurants and patios for 15 years.

Ottawa Public Health says smoking hookah waterpipes exposes the public to the risks of second-hand smoke.