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Russia Extends Smoking Ban From June 1

In 2013 Russia introduced smoking ban which came in full effect yesterday, June 1, 2014. The anti-smoking law prohibits use of cigarettes in bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels. One year ago the smoking ban was introduced for public places such as airports, train stations and other public transport.  The ban of yeasterday just expands the list of places where smoking is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoke-Free Sochi

Standing outside a Cinnabon store in the mountains in Sochi, Anna Ivanova,   25-year-old from Moscow, smoked a menthol cigarettes. She said that she did not thought that Russian authorities would make Sochi smoke-free for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Anna said she was surprised with that initiative. Today many people smoke in Russia because Russia has cheapest cigarettes in Europe. … Continue reading

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Cheap Marlboro Cigarettes are Sold in Russia

These days Russia is on front pages of all newspapers due to 2014 Winter Olimpic Games that take place in Sochi. The images with double toilettes and tap water made around the world, however, not all is bad in Russia. If you are a smoker you may be happy to know that Russia has very low price for Marlboro cigarettes … Continue reading

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Philip Morris to Buy Russian Stake

In order to increase volumes, tobacco companies try to invade new markets. Thus two giant tobacco manufacturers, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, have declared that they have agreed to buy minority stakes in their Russian distributor Megapolis. Megapolis is main distributor of cigarettes in Russia, with 70% share in the Russian tobacco market. It has agreements with world … Continue reading

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Belarus to Increase Cigarette Prices by 2020

By 2020 cigarettes in Belarus will be sold for the same price as in Russia, The declaration was made on October 3 at the seminar “Combating the aftermath of active and passive cigarette smoking” by Lyudmila Naroichik who is Deputy Head of the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health. Excise duties and prices are most effective tools to … Continue reading

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