While certainly the new ban cannot be argued against in general for health reasons, surely anyone going to or working in a sisha bar will know that smoke will be involved.
It's not like a pub after all, they don't sell booze either.
Interesting the NY could be flexible.
Those who frequent such places, of Arabic descent mostly, are also not likely to be zealots bent on bombing!
(The bars are mostly on London's Edgware Road, long a focus of the Arabic/South Asian community).
There was a plan for a flexible application of this inevitable law, though whether sisha bars would be included is not clear , however, the recently replaced Health Secretary, Patricia Hewett, was the very epitome of a finger wagging, matron like, posh, patronising, bossy-boots.
Having said that, until this issue came up with the ban, I did not know London had such places, didn't really know about them at all really.