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1st March 2023
Russia: From today, 1st March, the tax on e-liquids will rise to RUB20 (€0.25) per ml. The rate will go up again next year to RUB21 (€0.26) per ml, and in 2025 to RUB22 (€0.27) per ml.
20th February 2023
16th February 2023
Russia: The Ministry of Agriculture has drafted a bill, with the backing of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, to block websites selling tobacco and nicotine products. Online sales of e-cigarettes are prohibited by federal law. The ministry told media the bill would amend Federal Law 149-FZ on information technology.
14th February 2023
Russia: The State Duma Committee on Youth Policy is preparing a set of proposals to tackle e-cigarettes, according to its chairman, Artem Metelev. He said one of the proposals would be for age restrictions on the purchasing of vaping-related products.
14th February 2023
Russia: The lower chamber of the parliament, the State Duma, is discussing possible measures to regulate the sale of tobacco products, including the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes, press reports. Deputy Biysultan Khamzayev of the governing United Russia party said packets of all brands would have to be in plain green, with the brand name only “in the mandatory size and font” and a health warning statement in accordance with the law. There was no mention in the debate of e-cigarette packaging.
10th February 2023
7th February 2023
Russia: Alexei Kurinny, deputy chair of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection, has said he does not support a complete ban on e-cigarettes, arguing that it would send vapers back to smoking, media reports. Health minister Mikhail Murashko said last week that the ministry backed the initiative of State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin to ban e-сigs.
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