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Big Changes in Russia as Nation Fully Implements Tobacco Control Law

Law makes all public places smoke-free, bans point-of-sale displays

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Jun 2, 2014

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Russia on June 1 finished implementing its comprehensive tobacco control law, extending a prohibition on smoking in public places to hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels. Newly-implemented provisions also ban point-of-sale displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products and end tobacco sales at kiosks that are common through the country.

These are historic actions to reduce tobacco’s devastating toll and save lives in Russia, a country that has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and where tobacco kills nearly 400,000 people every year.  Russia is the world’s second largest cigarette market.

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posted June 02, 2014

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