|Russia has the highest index of cigarettes smoked out by one person. As representative of association “Health regions” said, there were the cheapest cigarettes here from the whole Europe. Russia doesn’t have politics against smoking and doesn’t have such law. He states that Russian tobacco companies lead educational programs aimed to create social image of tobacco corporations but not aimed to control smoking. He told also that 9 social organizations decided to join to occupy together with this problem. So on August, 31 All-Russian coalition “For Russia joining to WHO anti-smoking program”. |
Coalition is going to stimulate social discussion on smoking questions, inform population about this convention, organize press-conference and meetings with clerks and politicians. He supposes that this convention “in fact is an adequate reply on tobacco smoking problem”. After his words, it provides full ban of tobacco advertisement, high excise rates, large attention notes on packs, removing “lights” and “super lights” words from packs and protection of non-smokers rights.
Sanction of WHO anti-smoking program will decrease smokers on the average 30 percent. We rely on these results in Russia, he says.