The Kota Bharu Municipal Council has banned all food outlets in the city from allowing shisha smoking at their premises with immediate effect.
Its secretary Mohd Anis Hussein said this was provided for under local licensing by-laws.
Enforcement action would be taken against outlets not heeding the ban, he told Bernama here today.
Meanwhile, Kelantan mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad said the state fatwa council was awaiting a ruling on the matter from the National Fatwa Council so that there could be uniformity in all states.
According to latest reports, shisha smoking is said to be even more hazardous to health than cigarette smoking.