TW Newsdesk, Dec 2: The West Bengal government forced a ban on hookah bars in Kolkata, stating an adverse affect on public health. Announcing the decision, Kolkata’s mayor, Firhad Hakim stated that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will cancel licenses of restaurants that operate hookah bars in the city.
“We have taken the decision to request the shutdown of hookah bars. It will remain shut across restaurants,” stated Hakim. He added that the administration received complaints that “certain intoxicants” are being used so that youngsters gets addicted to hookahs.