Under the Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002, serving or smoking shisha containing tobacco is prohibited in NYC restaurants and bars. A recent amendment to this law now bans establishments from serving or smoking non-tobacco shisha unless they have obtained a permit to operate as a non-tobacco hookah establishment.
Any entity that in good faith believes itself to be a non-tobacco hookah establishment shall have 180 days from the effective date of the local law to apply to the department for a permit as a non-tobacco hookah establishment.
The deadline to apply for a non-Tobacco hookah establishment permit has passed.
All applicants will be contacted by the NYC Health Department with a determination of their eligibility to be issued a permit. To check on the status of your application call 212-676-1600 or e-mail email@example.com
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Office of Permits and Licensing
125 Worth Street
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation
Smoke Free Air Act Enforcement
125 Worth Street, Room 1020
Phone: (646) 632-6001