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Anger over video of Egyptian children smoking shisha in a café

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A video of Egyptian children, between the ages of 10 to 15, smoking shisha in a café in Upper Egypt on the first day of Eid al-Fitr circulated social media in Egypt, causing anger among the public.

The video shows two different groups of minors passing around a shisha pipe and filming each other smoke.

Twitter users called for an investigation of the owners of the café, and for them to be held accountable by law and receive the appropriate punishment.

They also emphasized the importance of educating families of the dangerous activities their children may be participating in, as well as protecting them from bad company.

The video sparked controversy especially since the Ministry of Health has banned serving cigarettes and shisha to children.