The Supreme Court lifted a three-year-old ban on hookah smoking holding that prohibition on ‘facilitating’ Hookah smoking in strictly smoking spaces is impermissible in law. Significantly, the court said ashtrays, match sticks, lighters and other things designed to facilitate smoking are not to be provided in public places. A bench headed by justice Ranjan Gogoi held that smoking prohibition only extended to public places and not spaces earmarked for smoking.
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