Kuwait Cafe Warned Against Serving Shisha To Teenagers
MOI: Legal action & deportation for expat workers and cafe owners who serves shisha to juveniles at cafes/restaurants in law article number 15/2015, which bans serving all types of tobacco to those younger than 21. Violators will be fined a maximum of KD 50 and that the fine will increase if the same violation is repeated. Accordingly, Fahd urged all cafe owners to respect these regulations to avoid legal accountability and deportation for expats. He also urged parents to monitor their children and report violating cafes.
In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media revealed that the abovementioned decision was declared recently by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad.The undersecretary affirmed that the State of Kuwait is one of the first signatory countries of the Convention concerning the Rights of the Child in 1991 within the framework of the United Nations to guarantee the rights of children. Lieutenant General Al-Fahad highlighted the fact that juveniles are an inseparable part of the society and can neither be neglected nor ignored. He stressed the commitment of security institutions to protect the rights of children and young individuals as well as provide for them opportunities to grow mentally, morally, physically, socially and spiritually in a proper and natural environment.
Lieutenant General Al-Fahad urged parents (both citizens and expatriates) to monitor their children’s activities in order to protect them from wrongful indulgence that could result in undesirable consequences. He also urged them not to hesitate in reporting any café or restaurant that violates the rights of children, through the ministry’s hotline 112 or at the nearest police station so that the issue can be referred to the concerned security department and necessary legal measures can be taken.