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Russia to ban cigarette sale

Updated on: 12-Jan-2017 Views: 2 Views
The Russian Health Ministry has unveiled plans to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015.

Health Ministry proposal, which has the backing of President Vladimir Putin, would make Russia the first country in the world to completely phase out tobacco. Russia to ban cigarette sale


The ban proposal would go into effect in 2033, when the affected Russian citizens (now babies) turn 18 years old.

Nikolai Gerasimenko, a member of the Russian Parliament's Health Committee said, "This goal is absolutely ideologically correct."

Kremlin spokesman said such a ban would need serious consideration and consultation with other Ministries.

Ministry of Health said the document has already been distributed in a variety of federal agencies, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development and others.

The number of smokers in Russia dropped by 10 per cent in 2016.



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