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Russia tightens the rules on e-cig sales after teen deaths are blamed on vaping

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill tightening regulation of alternative tobacco products, intended particularly to curb under-age demand – even though sales to under-18s were already prohibited.

The formality of presidential approval follows the passing by both chambers of the Federal Assembly, the State Duma and the Federal Council, of a bill adding extra restrictions to the sale of vaping devices and e-liquids.

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