Dear Scarborough Borough Council,
The British Heart Foundation is researching tobacco related issues for the annual health campaign No Smoking Day, which has helped millions of smokers attempt to quit.
Anecdotally, shisha smoking seems to be on the rise (and several local authorities tell us shisha bars are problematic in terms of enforcement). We’d like to raise awareness of the health harms of smoking shisha, which could help reduce some of the problems licensing authorities face.
Your help in answering the following questions as quickly as possible would be greatly appreciated.
1. Please provide the number of premises that are known to be currently operating as shisha bars in your area.
2. Please provide the number of premises that were known to be operating as a shisha bars in 2007 in our area.
3. If your data does not go back as far as 2007, please provide the number premises known to be operating as shisha bars for the oldest year possible, and please state which year you are providing data for.
British Heart Foundation
F.A.O : Jenny Legg-Media Officer, British Heart Foundation
Please see attached reply to your original request of 02 December 2011.
Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner
Environmental Health Officer
Scarborough Borough Council
Town Hall, St Nicholas Street,
North Yorkshire YO11 2HG
Tel: 01723 383512
Fax: 01723 365280
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