Shisha and the law for bar-owners
The law classes shisha smoking the same as cigarette smoking.
It is illegal to smoke shisha in an enclosed public space, or a space that's mostly-enclosed.
To smoke in any public premises with a roof, at least half the wall space must be open.
If people are smoking shisha in your premises YOU are committing a criminal offence.
Bar owners and managers face fines of:
up to £2,500 for allowing smoking in a smoke-free place
- up to £1,000 for not displaying a no-smoking sign.
You can report a smokefree problem.