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The Commission on crime prevention under the government of Russia supported the initiative of the Ministry of health on the unified regulation of all tobacco products, including IQOS (heating up of tobacco) and glo (device for heating the tobacco). It is reported by RBC with reference to the copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Commission held on 22 March, and a source close to the government Commission.
The proposal, which refers to the regulation not only of products containing nicotine but are intended for consumption devices, including so-called electronic delivery systems nicotine is contained in the new anti-Smoking concept of the Ministry of health. On the need for its adoption was stated in the report of the Deputy head of the Ministry of health Oleg Salaga, Deputy head of Rospotrebnadzor Mikhail Orlov, the head of one of departments of the Ministry of industry and trade, Nikita Kuznetsov, Deputy head of the EMERCOM of Alexei Serko.
The government Commission supported the proposal and recommended that the Ministry of health in conjunction with the CPS, the Ministry of agriculture, FAS and other agencies until June 1 to prepare the amendments to the law “About health protection of citizens from impact of ambient tobacco smoke and consequences of consumption of tobacco”.
In addition, in the three months to the administrative code will be amended, which establishes liability for violation of legislation, as well as expanding the number of officials authorized to draw up protocols in the illicit production and trafficking of tobacco products.
Also on tobacco products is planned to place additional inscriptions and images, warning of the danger and consequences of fires arising from-for imprudence when Smoking. Appropriate proposals before 1 September must prepare the MOE, the MoH and the Ministry of agriculture.
The government Commission also instructed the regional offices of the Ministry of internal Affairs, territorial bodies of the Federal customs service, Rospotrebnadzor, the Rosselkhoznadzor and rostransnadzora to attract multi-disciplinary groups involved in the detection and interdiction of “sanctions” products.
In June 2018, it was reported that wapi and system of heating tobacco in Russia will be subject to a single anti-Smoking law, and individual rules for them will not.
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