Wednesday, February 8, a joint meeting of the commissions on legislation and public health of the Moscow city Duma, which approved three resonant legislative initiatives, reports . Bills will be submitted to the meeting of capital Parliament and then sent to the state Duma.
The draft law “On state regulation to limit the evaporation of compounds used in devices that mimic tobacco Smoking” actually equates hookahs, VAPI and electronic cigarettes to conventional cigarettes. Prohibits the sale to minors of the “simulate device”, and mixtures and batteries to them. It is prohibited to “smoke” in offices, hotels, hallways, cafes, shops, public and social institutions.
It will be impossible to smoke hookah and e-cigarettes at beaches, playgrounds, as well as in transport, railway stations, airports, bus stops and at a distance of 15 meters from them. The ban will also affect the long-distance trains, and train platforms. While regional authorities will be able to allocate special places for Smoking wapow and hookahs.
The bill prohibits advertising of cigarette substitutes and implies an increase in excise taxes on them. Manufacturers will be required to fully disclose the composition of the mixtures, and the authorities to establish requirements for packaging and markings. Violation of the prohibitions will be punished in accordance with the Code of administrative offences. Anti-Smoking law, have established similar bans on the use of conventional cigarettes, partially entered into force in 2013 and fully in 2014. Fines for Smoking in the wrong place up to 3 thousand rubles., for the sale of tobacco to 90 thousand rubles. However, the CPS specifically explained that the restrictions do not apply to electronic cigarettes and hookah tobacco.
The city Council also intends to submit to Federal Parliament amendments to the law on regulation of production and turnover of alcohol, which will allow regional authorities to completely prohibit the sale on its territory of alcoholic beverages or of individual species. Now government entities can limit the time and place of alcohol sales. For example, in Moscow you can’t buy alcohol from 23.00 to 08.00, during mass events and festivals.
Capital deputies have made an initiative to spread nationwide ban on the sale of alcoholic engineers. From 1 may 2015 alcoenergy outlawed on the territory of Moscow, the penalties for their sale amount to 100 thousand. This example was followed by several other regions, however, the “lobbyists” have begun to challenge the bans in court, explained to “Kommersant”, the speaker of the Moscow city Duma Alexey Shaposhnikov, the reason for the development of the amendments.