Published: 2017-11-25 14:24
Last Updated: 2017-11-25 15:02
Warning, shisha cafe owners: the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) will be making spot checks on your establishments to ensure that you have a license to serve the popular hubble-bubble.
Shisha cafes and restaurants are being warned ahead of time, as GAM, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and the Jordan Restaurant Association, will launch their inspection campaign early next year.
There should be no more than 300 cafes and restaurants licensed to serve shisha in the capital, according to Al Ghad newspaper.
However, a large number of cafes in Amman continue to serve shisha without a license.
Last month, Khaled Al Huneiti, Head of the Health Control Department in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), announced that Jordanian coffee shops and restaurants have until the end of the current year to apply the Public Health Law, which requires them to provide two completely separate sections for smokers and non-smokers at their establishments.
Depending on the space of the establishment, the bigger part must be dedicated to the no-smoking section. Meanwhile, two-storey cafes must dedicate one floor to smokers and the other to non-smokers.