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Complainant Name:
Robert Bealing

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Robert Bealing complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which wrongly stated that, despite the UK-wide smoking ban, people are permitted to smoke shisha pipes in enclosed spaces.


The newspaper explained that the article was referring specifically to an electronic halooka pipe, the by product of which is water vapour (not smoke). The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article to make clear the precise nature of the pipe to readers. The complainant was satisfied with the outcome and was pleased with how efficient the complaints process was.

Date Published: 07/09/2010

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