About Us

Our Mission:

It is now blatantly obvious to all that government has set its stall at destroying smokers and/or their ability to smoke in peace & quiet. Councils are now pouncing on Shisha bars/cafes with any old excuse, simply to close them down-but Shisha bars/cafes are a way of life for a large majority of our people; they have been for over 3,000 years.

Unlike the English pubs or clubs, of which 12,000 have now been lost since the implementation of the smoking ban, Shisha bars/cafes are primarily a venue that cater for those who enjoy relaxing with perfectly legal tobacco products. All people entering are fully aware of the purpose of a Shisha bar/cafe and therefore do not enter if they are opposed to a)… others smoking or b)… do not like the smell of smoke themselves. In short, Shisha bars/cafes have a specific purpose.

Shisha bar/cafe business has steadily grown over the decades in line with immigrant settlers. In this age where Health & Safety rule our daily lives, no stone is left unturned by Environmental Health Officers in their quest to ensure that cleanliness & hygene are of the highest order. Shisha bars/cafes are, therefore, businesses that care greatly for their customers and take an enormous pride in their customer base and also in their ability to attract new customers.

Shisha bars/cafes are not simply a smoke orientated business, but a great social gathering place too, where ‘elders’ often meet with the teenage generation to educate and guide. A significant factor is that a very high percentage of these people understand the meaning of ‘respect’ whereas, sadly, a very high percentage of their white, British counterparts have seldom come across the word let alone understand its meaning! It keeps the younger, adolescent members of the Asian community off the streets-and out of trouble. It is also proven that these social gatherings are far more effective than simply using ‘home guidance’.

It is incredible to note that Muslim leaders in Scotland are now decrying the noble art of hookah smoking, it having been a mainstay of their culture for more than 3,000 years. Suddenly it has been decreed “ smoking the herb ‘haram’- or forbidden under Islam!.” The elders say the practice of smoking through the large water pipe, which is often shared among a group of friends, means people are neglecting their families. Personally, I have never heard such rubbish spouted as I have seen many females partaking of shisha/hookah. A mosque elder, who declined to be named (well there’s a surprise!), said such cafes were spreading ‘fitna’, an Arabic term for discord among Muslims, and were encouraging an unwelcome pub-like culture.
One has to wonder how £much£ these Muslim leaders have been bribed with by anti smoking organisations to produce a ‘U-Turn’ of such gigantic proportions? But then, this is only the tip of the corruptness of the anti tobacco lobby! The second, and most obvious question is: ” how much ‘fitna‘ are muslim leaders spreading in order to lick the anti smoking lobby’s backsides?

Our mission is a simple one. We must unite to keep our Shisha bars/cafes alive. It is our culture, an age old culture that must not be allowed to die because of some ideology from an unelected organisation that has resigned itself from fighting illegal substances (as they know they cannot beat the providers), to wage a war on those that choose to enjoy a perfectly legal substance-tobacco. We have seen what happens when people simply lay down submissively and listen to empty government promises (“clean air drinkers, they will come”), businesses die in their thousands. Our fathers and our forefathers were accepted in this land decades ago and invited to live in peace & harmony. They worked hard and succeeded in gaining a foothold in British society and have invested heavily in businesses & property, only to suddenly find that our culture, which harms no one, is no longer wanted here. After investing £100,000 (in some cases) to provide a ‘social habitat’, tailor made for Asian style relaxation, it is totally wrong to discriminate against our culture so as to appease some ideological notion that has gained a foothold.

We cannot allow our culture to be destroyed, we have a right not to be discriminated against and a right to representation. Nasbo is here to fight for all shisha bars and cafes, for we know that simple amendments to the indoor smoking ban will safeguard thousands of businesses, millions of pounds of investment and tens of thousands of jobs nationwide.

Our friends at Justice4Smokers now have the proof that this law has been corrupted in favour of smoke free enforcement and the only way to stop this relentless intrusion into our human rights is to unite. We must unite as one body otherwise, like the public house licensees, they will shut down premises one by one. That is an indisputable truth!

It’s your choice!