According to statistics, in Russia smoke more than 60 percent of men and 21 percent of women, in General, it is 40 percent of the total population of the country, which is the highest of all conducted the study countries. At the same time as a regular smoker smokes about 17 cigarettes per day, per year from diseases associated with Smoking, dies 400 thousand citizens of Russia.
In connection with the alarming statistics of the government of the Russian Federation is developing a new draft law designed to protect the population from the harmful effects of tobacco products. For this purpose, we developed a special concept of combating tobacco use, which will operate from 2010 to 2015.
In the first version of the bill will be strengthened tax and price measures to tobacco producers, will expand measures to prevent exposure to cigarette smoke on human rights. I conducted a campaign to educate about the dangers of cigarettes and their composition in the population. On advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco would be banned. There will be organized a special program aimed at maintaining and providing medical assistance to all who wish to refuse tobacco.
Will strengthen the fight against illicit trade in cigarettes, as well as limited production and retail of tobacco products.
By 2014, Smoking will be banned on passenger transport on boats, on trains, in the stations and airports).In the porches of the houses will be equipped areas for Smoking, for which you will need the consent of all tenants. And from 2015 will be prohibited to smoke in cafes, night clubs will be banned and Smoking hookahs.
With the 2013 prohibited the sale of tobacco products to display, the buyer will choose the goods price. On cigarettes will set minimum retail prices, which will grow every year with an index that exceeds inflation. Snuff and chewing tobacco will be outlawed.