Tanzanian Prime Minister Mr. Kassim Majaliwa has banned the smoking of shisha in the country over concerns of its link with drugs or alcohol abuse.

Majaliwa’s directive comes after Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda on Monday  declared war against dealers of tobacco-laced shisha in the country’s capital city.

He insisted that all Shisha sellling joints should cease doing business in the next seven days.

The PM said that the use of shisha was killing the future generation and warned that stern action would be taken against those who defy the order.

“The statement by Mr Makonda came as a government directive. Therefore, all regional leaders, including mayors and district commissioners (DCs) should implement that directive with immediate effect,” he added