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Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

Russia will ban smoking in restaurants, cafes, trains and other public places from June

AFP , Monday 25 Feb 2013
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President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government's bid to improve public health, the Kremlin said Monday.

The law, called "On protecting the health of citizens from the danger of passive smoking and the consequences of the use of tobacco," makes smoking illegal in restaurants, cafes, hotels, trains and a host of other places.

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