Vapes and Hookahs Equated to Cigarettes in Russia

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed a federal law extending anti-smoking legislation to vapes, hookahs, and snus, the official portal of legal information reported.  

According to the document, the administrative responsibility will apply to electronic cigarettes and hookahs, which also concerns the involvement of minors in the use of these products, violation of the prohibition of their use in the premises, and other offenses. Thus, for the involvement of minors, a fine is established from 1,000 to 2,000 rubles, and for the same actions committed by parents, from 2,000 to 3,000 rubles. It is also specified that now, the ban on smoking in communal apartments will be also prescribed by law.

Ru-Main, 01.08.2020 



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