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8 new cafés in Bahrain are licensed to sell sheesha

Eight new coffee shops have been licensed to sell sheesha at a popular leisure destination, despite a ban imposed by the Muharraq Municipal Council. They are located at The Lagoon at Amwaj Islands, where the council, on April 13,

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Warning over smoking sheesha inside Ramadan tents

Smoking sheesha inside Ramadan tents can be up to 200 times more harmful than smoking a cigarette outside, an expert has warned. A one-hour sheesha session can be equal to smoking 100 to 200 cigarettes - with the effect compounded

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Bahraini smokers rap new sheesha cafe timings

Smokers have spoken out against a new decision to regulate timings of sheesha cafes across Bahrain. The Bahrainis told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, the move would ruin a "cultural pastime",

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New sheesa cafe timings in Bahrain backed

A decision to close sheesha cafes in Bahrain at midnight has sparked uproar among business owners and councillors. However, the move taken last week by the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry and Interior Min

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New clamp on sheesha licences in Bahrain

No new sheesha licences will be issued in Muharraq, Bahrain, including Amwaj Islands. The Muharraq Municipal Council approved the decision yesterday (April 12), said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publi

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Bahrain issues new clamp on sheesha cafés

All new sheesha cafés wanting to open in Manama, Bahrain will now be subject to an inspection by the Capital Trustees Board. Even if all technical, legal and financial requirements have been fulfilled by the cafe owner, the

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New sheesha strip plan in Bahrain is approved

A sheesha strip planned for the far south of Sitra island, Bahrain featuring more than 40 cafes in a new-look complex has won approval from the government. Plans for the complex were initially put forward more than two years ago b

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Bahrain puts relaxed sheesha rules on hold

Plans to allow all of Bahrain's hotels to legally serve sheesha year-round have been shelved pending feedback from the Health Ministry.   The country's five municipal

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Women smokers on the rise in Bahrain

One in every 14 women in Bahrain is now a smoker, according to the latest figures from the kingdom's health ministry. The statistic - which officials from the Anti-Smoking Committee described as "disappointing" - act

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New sheesha rule approved in Bahrain

New rules allowing all of Bahrain's hotels to legally serve sheesha year-round have finally been approved by all five municipal councils.   Previously, the traditional tobacco pipe was only supposed to be ser

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