Russia conducts smoking ban
The Russian parliament, the Duma, has adopted the smoking ban in public places. The ban takes effect on 1 June and bans on smoking places such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, hospitals, sports stadiums, railway stations, public buildings, etc. There are some to get permits for an exception to the ban for 1 year, but after that it finally ended.
The law was approved in the upper house of the Russian Federation Council of Federal Assembly after earlier even though the lower house approved the law. good. Now we are waiting to President Vladimir Putin signed the law.
The law also prohibits smoking in movies or theater also, unless the "artistic indispensable '. Also tobacco advertising are now prohibited.
In violation individuals may receive fined 5,000 rubles (about 125 euros). Firms risk a fine of up to 150,000 rubles (about 3,750 euros).
Every year about 400,000 Russians die from the effects of tobacco smoking. It is hoped that this number now 50 percent to lower. According to the Ministry of Health smokes at one third of the Russian population.