Russians born on 2014 or younger face complete smoking ban
Jan 13, 2017 10:27 AM EST
The Russian health ministry has confirmed that they are considering a complete ban on selling cigarettes to the people who are born in 2014 or later. There are many people who believe that this measure has been taken to stop smoking addiction in the younger people. But the most important thing is that the people who are born after 2014 are likely to get a ban on smoking when they become adults.
This ban on smoking to the people who are born after 2014 is a part of the anti-tobacco campaign which is started by the several politicians in the country. After this measure has been taken, it looks like the anti-tobacco campaign may turn into a reality.
Currently, there is a smoking ban on the people who are born after 2014. But there is a big chance that eventually smoking can become illegal in Russia.
According to a Russian news site Izvestia, it can be said that the consumption of tobacco will be much less during the time period of 2017-2022 and beyond. If this happens in reality, then Russians will suffer from less health related problems due to smoking. At the same time, the Russian people will become more healthy as well.
Nikolai Gerasimenko who is the member of Russian health committee has supported this initiative by the government and said that this initiative is ideologically correct.
Smoking is already prohibited in different places in Russia and that includes places like working place, offices, shopping malls or other public places. Smoking is also prohibited in the railway stations too.
This new law can leave a good impact on Russian people and as well as the economic system of Russia. Cigarettes are available at a very cheap price in Russia. To be precise, you can buy cigarettes at $1 in Russia. There are about 40% people in Russia who are active smokers. The Russian tobacco industry worth around $22 bn. Therefore if smoking is set as illegal then it will certainly affect the tobacco industry in Russia.