As reported by media reports, use of “hookah” in public places has been banned by Delhi Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The use of hookah with or without tobacco in public places including restaurants, bars, etc. has been prohibited.
“Smokers may also already have lung diseases or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase the risk of serious illness.”
According to the order, Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as smoking means the fingers are in contact with the lips which increases the possibility of transmission of the virus, the health department said in an order.
Mouthpieces and hoses used for smoking could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 in communal and social settings, hence the use of hookah has been prohibited in Delhi.
[Source: Economic Times]