Anti-Smoking Law
Sunday, 17 February 2013 11:30

smoking ban

The Russian State Duma has just adopted an anti-smoking law. The members of the Duma voted the adoption of the new bill on. 441 members voted in favor of the bill and just one member voted against it. The new law will come into force on June 1st, 2013. Starting on January 1, 2014, the tax on tobacco products will increase drastically. Then starting on June 1st, 2014, there will be a complete ban on smoking in trains, hotels, restaurants, and railroad stations. Tighter control over the production of tobacco products, as well as equipment for the production of these products will come into force on January 1st, 2017.

It will also be forbidden to show smoking or promote smoking in movies and in songs. (Although this restriction does not apply to works created before the law came into being.


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