The health Ministry supported a ban on Smoking in communal apartments

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the Ministry of health has supported the initiative of deputies of the state Duma banning Smoking in common areas of communal apartments. About this newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to office.

the explanatory Memorandum States that this measure is aimed at protecting citizens from tobacco smoke. In particular, we are talking about non-citizens living in communal apartments who involuntarily inhale the tobacco smoke from neighbors, cigarette smokers.

member of the coordinating Council on tobacco control at the Ministry of health Victor Zykov said that the complaints from people about Smoking neighbors do for a long time, adding that the question of the ban is long overdue.

He said that affected residents are forced to sue in court and prove damages to their health. After the adoption of the law with this problem, citizens can apply directly to your district, said Zykov.

In December last year, the Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev, Chairman of the Duma Committee on health Dmitry Morozov and member of the Committee Nikolay Gerasimenko introduced to the state Duma a bill to ban Smoking in communal apartments.

Under current law, the Smoking ban is valid in the elevators and common areas in apartment buildings. In this regard, the deputies propose to add to the list of premises that constitute the common property of owners of rooms in communal housing.

Earlier, the deputies returned to the Smoking room in the transit zones of airports. The bill on the return of areas for smokers in airports was approved in the third reading.

Deputies returned to the Smoking room in the transit zones of airports.

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