Russia to restrict smoking in public places from June

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 01 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1418
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

A tough new law banning smoking in public places and restricting cigarette advertising and sales will take effect this summer in Russia, where 39% of adults (60% of men and 22% of women) smoke regularly.

The law, overwhelmingly approved by Russia’s lower house of parliament and signed on 25 February by President Vladimir Putin, will impose public smoking restrictions in two …

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