Russia Gets Tough on (Young) Smokers

Russia’s health ministry is looking to phase in a cigarette ban with a new proposal to ban cigarettes to anyone born in 2015 or later.
The proposal follows a push by Russia to curb smoking, including a 2013 law banning smoking in most public places and making it harder and costlier to buy tobacco products. About a third of Russians use tobacco products.
The new ban would exempt current smokers, but they would have to cough up more in taxes, and employees who smoke would have to work longer hours to make up for smoking breaks.
Source: The New York Times

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