Oasis shisha café owner was ordered to pay a fine of more than £1,300 by the courts after allowing smoking inside the premises. He has been charged with failure to prevent smoking in smoke-free premises, contrary to Health Act of 2006.
Omar Mohammed Hassan Abdullah owner of Oasis Café on Carlisle Street, was proven guilty and ordered to pay a £440 fine, £44 victim surcharge, £836.56 costs, totalling £1320.56.
This isn’t the first violation of this kind that the council have dealt with in recent months; this incident has followed similar prosecutions in June, with fines totalling more than £15,000 after visits from Sheffield City Council’s Health and Safety Enforcement Team.
Sheffield City Council regularly inspects businesses to make sure they are compliant with smoke-free regulations.
The authority also works closely with partners at organisations including South Yorkshire Police, the Safeguarding Children Board and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, to ensure the health and wellbeing of the public.
Councillor Lewis Dagnall, cabinet member for environment at Sheffield City Council, said:
Smoke-free regulations protect the public, and it is our duty to make sure premises comply with the law. Indoor smoking puts customers and staff at serious risk of respiratory conditions from second-hand smoke, and the conclusion of this case provides another important reminder that shisha bars are not exempt from the law.
The Council will continue to take enforcement action to prevent illegal tobacco consumption, as part of our wider public health goal of tackling the harmful effects of tobacco in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
For help in stopping smoking, visit Yorkshire Smokefree Sheffield or contact them at 0800 612 0011.