According to the new anti-Smoking concept developed by the Ministry of health of Russia, the possibility of a comprehensive ban on tobacco sales to people born after 2014. It is noted that the ban will be in effect after residents reach the age of 18, according to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
Discusses the increase in excise duties on cigarettes to the European level, the prohibition of Smoking at bus stops and ban the sale of cigarettes aromoterapii and dyes. More detailed bill developed by the Ministry of health plans to inform the public in the near future.
According to VTSIOM, in 2014 the number of smokers in Russia decreased by 10% and represents about 34% of the total population. Among men smokers 2.5 times more than among women (51% vs. 19%).