The Council of the government suggested the Ministry of health to finalize the draft anti-Smoking concept

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The expert Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation proposed to the Ministry of health to finalize the draft anti-Smoking concept, told RIA Novosti press-service of Open government.

New anti-Smoking concept, introduced previously to the government of the Russian Federation, provides the new rules for the tobacco trade, the prohibition of production, import and circulation of tobacco products numerically.

As follows from the draft concept, by 2022 it is planned to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use population of the Russian Federation by 5%, increase tax on tobacco products, setting a specific rate of excise duty with adjustment to the average level of countries in the who European region.

«The expert Council under the Russian government, expressing General support for the document and its purpose was sent to the Ministry of health proposals for revision of the draft Concept of state policy on combating tobacco consumption for the 2017-2020 years», — reported in a press-service of Open government.

Anti-tobacco measures, according to experts, should be more targeted and may vary depending on the sex and age of smoker.

«Experts do not agree that proposed in the draft concept of measures directed to one unified group of smokers citizens and not differencial Smoking population for any target groups: adolescents, pregnant women, young men,» — said in an Open government.

According to experts, tobacco consumption in 2009 declined by 8.2% due to the Smoking cessation people with weak dependence, while smokers with a strong dependency not only give up bad habits, but also increased tobacco consumption over the past year from 17 to 19%.

In addition, the Advisory Council is concerned that the exclusion of the business of the legislative process will affect the quality of sector regulation.

«The discriminatory exclusion of the industry from the normal processes of doing business and interacting with society and the authorities is a direct infringement of the rights of legal business affecting the economic performance of the real sector and investment climate in General», — stated in the expert opinion.

This decision, according to experts, need to be taken only after a detailed analysis of international experience and a comprehensive risk assessment.

«Overall the Advisory Council supported the draft anti-tobacco concept and is willing to coordinate if all the comments from experts will be taken into account», — said the press-service of Open government.

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