Khakassia bans sale of snus, similar products
ABAKAN. Feb 26 (Interfax) - The Supreme Council of Russia's Republic of Khakassia has passed a law banning the turnover of tobacco-free nicotine-containing products.
"Parliamentarians passed in the final reading a bill on a complete ban on the turnover of nicotine-containing sweets, chewing gums, and similar products. A full ban is imposed on the production, processing, storage, transportation, resending, sale, purchase, and consumption of tobacco-free nicotine-containing products," the press center for the region's government reported on Wednesday.
Head of the republic Valentin Konovalov came up with the initiative of drafting a local law eradicating snus and its analogs. The bill passed its first reading at the end of January and was approved in the final reading on Wednesday.
The violation of the law in Khakassia will entail a fine ranging from 2,000 to 50,000 rubles.