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Shisha bars face tough new rules in Ghana

BBC Africa/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.

Shisha bars in Ghana will now face tougher sentences if they fail to meet health and safety requirements.

Smoking shisha, or hubbly bubbly as some people call it, has become increasingly popular among the youth in the country.

But there is a common misconception that shisha is less harmful than cigarettes.

The World Health Organization disagrees, as does Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

The national body says operators can now expect minimum jail term of three years and a $4,000 (£3,000) fine if they fail to register the product or display visible warnings on the dangers of smoking it.


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