Russians ban smoking in bars

In the coming years, the toughest anti-smoking law in history could be adopted in Russia.Under the proposed Health Ministry document will be completely banned smoking in most public places, tobacco products be allowed to sell only in large stores without open display, and the price of cigarettes will rise three times.In coming years, the toughest anti-smoking law in history could be adopted in Russia.Under the proposed Health Ministry document will be completely banned smoking in most public places, tobacco products be allowed to sell only in large stores without open display, and the price of cigarettes will rise three times.

Currently, the main document regulating the trafficking and consumption of cigarettes is the federal law "On Restriction of Tobacco Smoking", adopted in 2001.Attempts to make the legislation more stringent tobacco have been many times, but were unsuccessful.The most resonant project was not passed even the first reading due to negative feedback from the Industry and Trade Ministr

y and the Ministry of Economic Development.

new law prepared by the Ministry of Public Health, many provisions was even harder earlier, according to RBC daily.Thus, significantly expanded the list of places where the entry into force of the document would be prohibited from smoking.Since 2014 it is expected to completely ban smoking in long-distance trains and passenger ships long voyage, and to eliminate the smoking room at the airports.In addition, it will be forbidden to smoke at the entrances to stations and airports at a distance of less than ten meters.From 2015 it will be impossible to smoke in hotels, cafes, nightclubs, including the popular today hookahs.

Act provides equipment for smoking areas in the doorways of houses, but that smokers have to collect the signatures of all owners of property.In addition, the document provides "protection from tobacco smoke" for people who are in prisons and detention centers.

tougher rules and the retail sale of cigarettes.Since the summer of 2013 it will be forbidden in all outlets of less than 50 square meters, that is where today sold the bulk of tobacco products - stalls.In larger retail outlets will be sold without any calculations, and the buyer can choose the goods on a special price list.This region will be given the right to set more restrictive locations and conditions of sale, as well as the places where smoking is prohibited, in its sole discretion.Outlaw declared snuff and chewing tobacco.

for tobacco companies will come on hard times: will be completely prohibited not only advertising, but also sponsorship, including charitable donations.Smoking is banned from all the heroes of movies and TV shows, taken after the entry into force of the law.

In addition, the Ministry of Health proposes to increase the share of excise tax in the retail price of cigarettes up to 50%.According to experts, such a rule requires the revision adopted until 2014 of the Tax Code in the direction of increasing the excise tax on tobacco.All the measures envisaged will lead to an increase in retail prices for cigarettes three times.In this case, the cost of a pack of cheap cigarettes will jump from 17 to 61 rubles.

From 2015 provides for the introduction EGAIS systems for the production of tobacco products, as well as the minimum retail price for vodka type.Now cigarette there is a maximum retail price.

At the moment, there is an active discussion of the text in the concerned ministries and departments.By bill attached schedule according to which in October 2014, the relevant ministries should prepare special regulations and amendments to other laws, after which the document will be submitted to the Duma.In particular, it will be prepared an amendment to the Administrative Code establishing accountability measures for citizens and organizations for failure to comply with the anti-smoking law.