MOE supported the introduction of self-extinguishing cigarettes
Rescuers have approved the initiative of the Ministry of health on compulsory transition to tobacco products with reduced flammable ability.
MOE supported the initiative of the Ministry of health on compulsory transition to the production of cigarettes only with low igniting capacity — they quickly go out if a smoker, for example, fell asleep. This is stated in the letter of the Ministry of emergency situations in the Ministry of health. According to the MOE, in 2016, the result of imprudence when Smoking occurred 15.7 thousand fires, which killed 3.5 thousand people. Meanwhile, told “Izvestia” in the tobacco companies, the efficacy of such cigarettes has not been proven, while in Russia there is no special paper for their production, and the volume of its release in other markets is insufficient to import.
The concept of state policy on combating tobacco consumption for the years 2017-2022, the Ministry of health formed and sent for approval to the Department at the end of 2016. In the document the Ministry of health proposed to move to such tobacco products. The Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture Yevgeny Nepoklonov August 28, sent to the Ministry of health table of differences between the agencies on several counts of anti-Smoking concept. It recorded and assessment of ideas about evanescent cigarettes rescuers.
“MOE letter of 10.04.2017 years supported the introduction of this measure in the framework of the project concept,” the document says.
According to the MOE, only in 2016 because of imprudence when Smoking occurred 15.7 thousand fires, killed 3.5 thousand people, 2.3 million people were injured, the direct damage was estimated at 322.5 million rubles.
According to Rosstat, in 2016, was made 335,7 billion pieces of cigarettes, which is 2% lower than a year earlier.
Laws that establish the requirements for the production and sale of cigarettes only with low igniting capacity, already operating in Australia, the European Union, Canada and the United States, said the Ministry of health. Such tobacco is made from a denser, porous tissue paper, which has very low permeability. According to the international organization “national fire protection Association”, in the period from 2003 to 2011 as a result of introduction of such cigarettes in Canada and the United States managed to reduce mortality due to careless Smoking by 30%.
The carelessness of smokers is a cause of death and causes serious material damage to the state and population, forestry and agriculture, from the standpoint of the Ministry of health.
The introduction of self-extinguishing cigarettes are able to reverse this situation — selling in Russia only such tobacco products is an important part of the draft anti-tobacco concept and need of early implementation, says the position of the Ministry of health.