Violators of the tobacco control act in 2016 was fined 121 million roubles

© Fotolia / ѕһагаки1216Сломанная cigarette in the ashtray. Archival photoViolators of the tobacco control act in 2016 was fined 121 million roubles© Fotolia / sharaku1216

The CPS in 2016 attracted to administrative responsibility, about 12.5 thousand persons, they fined more 121,5 million rubles for violation of the anti-Smoking law, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry.

«In 2016, for violations of requirements of legislation in the field of health protection of citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke and consequences of tobacco use was brought to administrative responsibility 12590 persons, including legal entities. 1877 the Total amount assigned to administrative penalties made more of 121.5 million rubles», — stated in the message.

According to the Ministry, only from 15 November 2013 to the charges brought against 52 thousand offenders, including more than 6 thousand legal entities. The CPS also notes that to strengthen efforts on tobacco control needs not only government but also individual citizens and encourages active participation in the events dedicated to world no tobacco day.

«Federal service for supervision of consumer rights protection and wellbeing of the population refers to the population to take an active part in the events for world no tobacco day in 2017, conducted by the territorial bodies and subordinate organisations of Rospotrebnadzor in the regions», — stated in the release.

Worldwide 31 may there is an international campaign to combat Smoking — world no tobacco day (World No Tobacco Day). It was installed in 1987, the world health organization (who) to raise global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal consequences.