The signed decree sets in place new regulations pertaining to the production, sale and use of all electronic devices, including heat-not-burn products. This amendment bans the display of e-liquids in shop windows and points of sale, and also places restrictions on the places of sale and use (consumption) of the devices. Additionally it imposes a ban on the advertising, sale of the products to minors.
Spaces in which vaping will be banned include subsidiary premises of residential buildings, elevators, cars carrying children up to 14, children’s playgrounds, sports camps, education institutions, underground crossings, public transport stops.
Russia regulates e-cigs differently than cigarettes
Meanwhile, in 2018 the Minister of Industry and Trade of neighbouring Russia, Denis Manturov, had announced that the Russian Federation will categorize vaping products differently than tobacco products and will therefore regulate them separately.
The Russian government has “taken the initiative to separate these devices into a separate category because they are radically different from traditional cigarettes and tobacco”, said Minister Denis Manturov at the time. This motion was commended by many public health experts, who have been incessantly pointing out that any product regulations should be relative to the risks they pose.
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