Investigation Opened on Store Violating Russian Anti-Nicotine Advertising Laws

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Investigation Opened on Store Violating Russian Anti-Nicotine Advertising Laws
A store in Abakan, Russia is under investigation for violating advertising regulations by promoting e-cigarettes, despite a ban on nicotine product advertisements.

A store in Abakan, Russia, has been placed under investigation for violating advertising laws, as reported on November 3rd.


Despite the implementation of laws prohibiting the advertising of nicotine products in Russia, there are still numerous violators in Khakassia. In August of this year, a citizen of Abakan complained to the local Anti-Monopoly Service about a building on Zhukov Street that displayed a picture of an e-cigarette on its exterior wall, accompanied by an English indication of an "e-cigarette zone." The clear intention of this advertisement is to attract the attention of consumers and stimulate their interest in purchasing the product.


According to a press release from the Hakas Federal Antimonopoly Service, the case is expected to be tried on November 13th. If found guilty of violating advertising regulations, the businessmen will face fines, with individual operators facing fines of 4,000 rubles.


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