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Campaigners fear that Russia's new tobacco law won't work

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7334.382/a (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:382
  1. Kirill Danishevski,
  2. Martin McKee
  1. Moscow
  2. London

    Russia has introduced its first law in more than 20 years that limits the use of tobacco. The law, signed by President Putin last July, came into force last month.

    It is the first to be enacted since the 1970s, when smoking in trains and by doctors when working with patients was banned.

    The new law prohibits almost all forms of tobacco advertising, including on television, radio, and billboards, and …

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