Saturday, March 22, 2008

Canada more sensible than UK?

Vancouver's hookah-parlour owners are celebrating after winning an exemptionThursday from a proposed new bylaw that will ban smoking on most sidewalks in commercial districts, in bus shelters and even in taxis passing through Vancouver.

In giving the bylaw unanimous approval-in-principle, Vancouver city council members bowed to arguments that hookah lounges provide an important cultural space for the city's Muslims and granted them a temporary exemption.
~ Frances Bula, "Hookah lounges exempt from bylaw" _Vancouver Sun_,
Friday, September 21, 2007

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