- Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey. According to it, 6.3 per cent children consume hookah.
- Hookah addiction is a serious concern owing to which, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has written a letter to Datta Padsalgikar, the Mumbai Police Commissioner.
The letter says:
- The hookah parlours should be permanently shut
- Hookah parlours are rampant in Mumbai
- Youngsters are into substance abuse
- Today, youngsters are addicted to hookah
- Hookah parlours should be banned by the BMC and the police administration
- The police should take a stern action
On Wednesday, the mayor of Mumbai met the Mumbai Police Commissioner and also wrote a letter to him. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar said, “Tobacco products are sold near colleges and schools. Hookah parlours are also more in these areas. To help the youngsters to quit addiction, the hookah parlours should be banned permanently. The addiction can be harmful for health. So, a stern action should be taken.”