Russia Mulls E-Cigarette Product Regulations and Penalties for Sales to Minors

Regulations
Apr.24.2023
Russia Mulls E-Cigarette Product Regulations and Penalties for Sales to Minors
Russia's Federation Council to review laws on e-cigarette sales to minors and increased penalties for nicotine product sales on April 26.

On April 26, Russia's Federation Council is set to review two legal proposals: one to ban e-cigarette sales to minors and another to increase fines for selling nicotine products to underage individuals. The first law, which passed the State Duma on April 11 with 408 votes in favor, zero against, and one abstention, prohibits the addition of flavorings and additives in nicotine-containing e-liquids that enhance addiction. It also establishes a minimum price for nicotine products and restricts their sale in certain venues such as markets, exhibitions, transportation, remote sales, and vending machines.

 

E-cigarettes can only be sold in retail stores, and their public display and exhibition are banned to limit minors' access to information about such products. Discounts on e-cigarettes are also prohibited, as is the display of e-cigarette use in advertising. The second law proposal outlines penalties for citizens, officials, and legal entities selling cigarettes, hookahs, e-cigarettes, or other nicotine products to minors. Additionally, fines for smoking involving minors will be increased, with higher penalties for parents or guardians involved in the offense.

 

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