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City of Vancouver v. Abdolabbas Abdiannia

Two hookah bars challenged a law that prohibits smoking or burning substances in commercial establishments. The court found that the law applied to the hookah bars because warming of herbal shisha was considered “burning”. The court rejected arguments that the smoking law was overly broad and that it violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, finding no connection between smoking hookahs and religion. 

 
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