Police in Da Nang City, central Vietnam on Friday launched a campaign to crack down on the use of shisha and laughing balloons in the city.
Colonel Nguyen Van Tang, deputy director of the Da Nang Department of Public Security, said that the city police is the first unit in the country to launch a campaign to handle violations related to shisha, also known as Arab pipe tobacco, and laughing balls, or nitrous oxide.
The goal is to completely handle these violations and prevent the use of shisha and laughing balloons in public places and the provision of these services.
|Colonel Nguyen Van Tang, deputy director of the Da Nang Department of Public Security, speaks at the event, March 3, 2023. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre|
During this period, officers will focus on advising Party committees and authorities at all levels to take necessary measures to strictly oversee service providers in each locality.
They will raise awareness about the harmful effects of using shisha and laughing balloons on human health and mind, as well as the adverse consequences for each individual, their families, and the society.
Police will also carry out more patrols to promptly detect and handle violations related to the illegal transportation, storage, and use of shisha and laughing balloons.
|Laughing gas cylinders confiscated by police in Da Nang City on March 2, 2023. Photo: H.B. / Tuoi Tre|
Officers in Da Nang on Thursday raided three facilities that provided laughing gas to local restaurants, bars, and karaoke parlors and confiscated 103 laughing gas cylinders.
In late 2022, police in the central city seized hundreds of laughing gas cylinders without invoices and documents proving their origin.
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