Media: the Ministry of economic development criticized the anti-Smoking concept, Ministry of health



The Ministry of economic development considered that a number of provisions of the anti-Smoking concept of the Ministry of health violate the basic rights of citizens. About this newspaper “Izvestia”.

Earlier, the Ministry of health reported on a number of measures envisaged by the draft anti-Smoking concept until 2022. In particular, it is assumed to equate electronic cigarettes to ordinary, to expand the list of places where Smoking will be prohibited to increase the working day Smoking employees. In addition, the Agency proposes to completely ban tobacco products after 2015 (and after they reach adulthood).

Deputy Minister of economic development Oleg Fomichev sent to the Ministry of health in your opinion, which upheld “the need for measures aimed at health protection of the population”. However, the main measures offered by the Ministry of health, Fomichev called “unreasonable and impractical”. He also noted that the draft does not indicate why the ban will affect those born after 2015.

“In accordance with GK nobody can be limited in legal capacity and legal capacity otherwise than in cases and in the procedure established by law”, added Fomichev.

According to officials, the health Ministry proposed a ban “unreasonably restrict the legal capacity of citizens”, which contrary to the Russian Constitution and civil law.

In addition, the increase in excise taxes, according to Fomicheva, “can lead to negative consequences” — increase in counterfeit and “reduce the competitiveness of domestic products compared to the supply from the territory of the member States of the EAEC”.

The health Ministry said that the ban on Smoking born after 2015, due to the fact that at the end of 2015 began to develop this project.

“Central to this initiative is not about a specific year, and the fact that from a certain historical moment, tobacco consumption must gradually become illegal”, — the newspaper quotes the Director of the Department of public health & communications Ministry of health Oleg Salaga.