Russian Parliament Proposes Restrictions on E-Cigarette Transportation

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Russian Parliament Proposes Restrictions on E-Cigarette Transportation
A Russian lawmaker proposes limits on personal transportation of e-cigarettes and liquids to combat illegal products.

According to a report by the Russian parliamentary newspaper, State Duma member and doctor, Airat Farrakhov, stated that current laws are not capable of effectively combating the illegal circulation of nicotine products. He proposed restrictions on the transportation of personal e-cigarettes and e-cigarette liquid. The proposal will be discussed in the government construction and legislative committee of the State Duma on June 26th.


According to expert assessments, the illegal e-cigarette market in Russia is growing by 20% annually. People are bringing in cheap nicotine products from member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, but many of these products are counterfeit and harmful to health. These products are not labeled and are sold in physical stores and online shops.


Farahov emphasized:


The current laws are inadequate in effectively cracking down on the circulation of illegal nicotine products.


He stated that this situation has led to a decrease in Russia's fiscal revenue and poses a threat to the health of consumers who purchase illegal imported goods.


Lawmakers are currently drafting a bill aimed at addressing the legislative gap in this field.


They pointed out that there are already restrictions on personal use of tobacco and smoking products, and if individuals illegally transport tobacco products, they will be fined from 15,000 to 25,000 rubles according to Article 14.53.1 of the Russian Administrative Offenses Code.


Now, they hope to establish similar restrictions for individuals carrying e-cigarettes and e-cigarette liquid.


According to the legislation, individuals are permitted to carry up to 200 unmarked heat-not-burn tobacco products or nicotine products, with a total nicotine liquid capacity not exceeding 50 millilitres, for personal consumption. Those who violate these restrictions may face fines of up to 25,000 rubles, equivalent to the fine for illegal possession of regular cigarettes.




The State Duma proposed to restrict the transportation of vapes and electronic cigarettes.


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