Shisha and the law for lounge-owners

We don't support shisha businesses in Newham for a number of health related reasons:

  • Smoking shisha for an hour is the same as smoking 100 cigarettes.

  • There is also a risk to smokers from shared mouthpieces.

Find out more about the health risks from smoking shisha

We also get complaints, from members of the public, of anti-social behaviour at shisha lounges, including noise and other disturbances; gang-related crime; theft; and the sale of tobacco to underage customers.

Food safety unit

Ask us now for advice about running your business. Don’t wait until we have to take action against you.

Telephone: 020 3373 7709