The world news – Benin: consumption of shisha banned in the Atlantic Department – Bénin web TV

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The prefect of the Department of the Atlantic puts an end to the consumption of shisha throughout his jurisdiction This decision was taken by prefectural decree dated February 19, 2021.

The consumption of shisha in all places for collective use, closed or open, whether public or private in the Atlantic department, is strictly prohibited To justify his decision, the prefect Jean-Claude Codjia in his decree mentions the law n ° 2017-27 relating to the production, packaging, labeling, sale and use of tobacco, its derivatives and assimilated in the Republic of Benin

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Any promoter of establishment open to the public (drinking establishments, maquis, nightclubs, restaurants and others), who will allow the use of shisha inside his establishment is liable to a fine ranging from 50,000 to 300,000 CFA francs

Consumers will not be spared from the sanction Anyone caught in the act of using shisha is liable to a fine ranging from 10,000 to 50,000 CFA francs Before the Atlantic, several other prefects had already banned the consumption of this product in their departments This is the case, for example, for the departments of Zou, Colline, Couffo and Plateau

According to the Foundation against Cancer, which cited a recent US study, shisha is harmful and addictive The study pointed out the dangers of this product

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She warns that Chicha is as dangerous as cigarettes, if not more; but what emerges from the study is the strong addiction that it can also cause In addition, the risks of « passive smoking » exist just as much in the presence of shisha smokers.

The world news – Benin: consumption of shisha banned in the Atlantic Department – Bénin web TV