A Birmingham MP will call for a change in the law to give councils more control over shisha bars, following a long-running battle over Arabian Niites.
Birmingham City Council succeeded in July in revoking the licence of Arabian Nites in Bissell Street, Highgate.
MP Shabana Mahmood (Lab Ladywood) is now to lead a House of Commons debate attended by Government ministers, where she will call for changes to the law.
She is to argue that local councils should be able to license shisha bars in a similar way to nightclubs, so that they can ensure the venues never open in unsuitable places, such as heavily residential areas.
But she says the measures would still allow shisha bar customers to enjoy the pastime in a suitable and safe locatiion.
Ms Mahmood said: "We had a lot of residents complaining about the impact this shisha bar had on their day to day lives.
"They function a bit like clubs, but they aren't treated in the same way in planning and licensing legislation.
"What I want is to get to a place where before one of these establishments opens, they are treated a bit like night clubs.
"They're not really suitable for areas near schools or highly residential areas.
"It would only take a small tweak to the law."
She added: "There are plenty of good establishments that serve food, and people can go and eat and enjoy shisha.
"Good establishments have nothing to worry about.
"Shisha is getting more and more popular and more of these establishments are going to come along, and I just think it's important they are regulated in the same way as other entertainment venues."
Birmingham Council took action following a shooting on Saturday, May 26, where an innocent bystander suffered minor injuries from a bullet ricochet.
Revoking the licence took away the venue's ability to sell alcohol, serve late night refreshment and play music - but selling shisha itself is not covered by a licence.