Skip to comments.SSA Radically Restrict Smoking in Russia:Promise to Rescue Up to 200 Thousands Each Year[Videos RU]
Posted on 05/20/2012 7:09:40 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
The Ministry of health and social development has submitted to the Government Bill, radically restricting smoking in public places, said on Sunday the site of the Ministry. The main restrictions-prohibition of smoking in public places, including workplaces, as well as to European prices.
The document provides for the ban on smoking in all catering establishments, government buildings, workplaces (indoor), elevators, educational, medical, cultural and sports institutions, all means of public transport, train stations and ports. Therefore, smokers will leave only their own House and the street.
The tobacco control activists stress that even the most modern ventilation and specially designated for smoking rooms are unable to fully solve the problem.
You will not be able to smoke at a distance closer than 10 meters from the entrance to the train stations, ports, airports, Metro station.
Important caveat: "on the basis of the decision of the owner allowed tobacco in specially equipped places in open territories and designated isolated premises intended for medical care in a hospital, on trains, long-distance seagoing vessels, at hotels, tourist locations, cafes, restaurants, commercial units".
"The establishment and method of calculating the minimum retail price of tobacco products, with an annual increase of minimum retail prices for tobacco products at a level higher than the index of food prices,approved Government of RUSSIAN FEDERATION," the Ministry said.
Increase in excise taxes and the price of cigarettes to the minimum level of the EU will attract the Russian budget some 600 billion rubles and save the lives of up to 2 million Russians in the next five years.
..Bill would ban promoting the sale of tobacco products and sponsorship, display of tobacco products,smoking in new audiovisual productions intended for children. Also offers smoking and new works for adults, unless it is an integral part of the artistic sense.
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