The Ministry of health of Russia proposed to introduce a ban on the sale of tobacco to people born in 2015 and later, even after they reach adulthood, the ban may begin to act in 2033. This measure, according to the newspaper “Izvestia”, is prepared by the office of the anti-Smoking concept, designed up to 2022.
The main purpose of the document — decrease by the year 2025 the prevalence of tobacco consumption among the population to 25 percent, as well as creating conditions for further sustained reduction in prevalence of tobacco consumption among the population.
The health Ministry confirmed that the document has already been sent to a number of Federal agencies, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of economic development, Ministry of industry, Ministry of culture, the Federal customs service.
The document also suggests the introduction of a total ban on tobacco Smoking in communal apartments, for all types of motor public transport in the provision of services for intercity and international transport of passengers on public transport and at a distance of three meters from them.
Also, according to the authors of the concept, it will be illegal to smoke within three metres from building entrances to shopping centers, underground and overground pedestrian crossings and even private vehicle in the presence of children. The prohibition will apply to Smoking in the presence of persons who oppose tobacco Smoking, regardless of type of room.