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Russia’s Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products regulates combustible tobacco, smokeless products, and heat-not-burn products but does not include e-cigarettes. However, Russia has adopted a voluntary standard for heat-not-burn products. Legislation passed in 2013 imposed a comprehensive ban on smoking in indoor workplaces, indoor public places, and public transport, as well as prohibited advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco.
Coverage focuses on smoking regulations, which include a potential hike in cigarette prices and the potential ban on cigarette sales to those born in or after 2014, as an attempt to counter tobacco consumption by 2022.
Generally, Russians have low awareness of e-cigarettes and other reduced-risk products, and they are not covered by Russian media.