Waterpipe, that has been known in different countries with names as narghileh, shisha, hookah, hubble-bubble, or goza; is the strongest way of social tobacco consumption. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines waterpipe tobacco smoking as “a form of tobacco consumption that utilizes a single or multi-stemmed instrument to smoke flavoured or non-flavoured tobacco, where smoke is designed to pass through water or other liquid before reaching the smoker”.
The Turquoise Group, is providing waterpipe sets and necessary equipments. The Turquoise Group is also one of the foreign distributors of the Turkish waterpipe tobacco brand “Ballı” which is exported to more than 16 countries, mostly to Middle Eastern Countries. It has competitive pricing, strong taste and product diversity.
Country Smoke Free Policies Text Warning Label Pictorial Warning Label Waterpipe Specific Health Warnings
African region
Ghana Yes Yes No No
Kenya Yes Yes Yes No
Nigeria Yes Yes No No
Rwanda Yes Yes No No
Uganda Yes Yes No No
United Republic of Tanzania Yes Yes No No
Region of the Americas
Belize No Yes No No
Brazil Yes Yes Yes Yes
Canada Yes Yes Yes No
Colombia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jamaica Yes Yes Yes No
Panama Yes Yes Yes Yes
United States of America Yes Yes No No
Eastern Mediterranean Region
Afghanistan Yes Yes Yes No
Bahrain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Egypt Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lebanon Yes Yes No Yes
Pakistan Yes Yes Yes No
Saudi Arabia Yes Yes Yes No
United Arab Emirates Yes Yes Yes No
European Region
Azerbaijan Yes Yes No Yes
Bulgaria Yes Yes Yes No
Czech Republic Yes Yes Yes No
Estonia Yes Yes Yes No
Israel Yes Yes No No
Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes
Netherlands Yes Yes Yes Yes
Norway Yes Yes Yes No
Portugal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Russian Federation Yes Yes Yes No
Serbia Yes Yes No No
Slovakia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slovenia Yes Yes No No
Turkey Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ukraine Yes Yes Yes No
United Kingdom Yes Yes Yes No
South-East Asia Region
India Yes Yes Yes No
Western Pacific Region
Japan Yes Yes No No
Philippines Yes Yes Yes No
Republic of Korea Yes Yes No Yes