From February of 2022, subscribers will be able to view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.
29th June 2022
Russia: The State Duma Budget and Taxes Committee has backed a government amendment which would increase excise rates on heated tobacco consumables and devices by 4% from 2025, media reports. If the bill is adopted, heat-not-burn (HnB) devices will be taxed at a rate of RUB70 ($1.38) and consumables at RUB8,479 ($167) per kg.
22nd June 2022
Russia: Bill 99437-8, specifying additional product, labelling and notification requirements for smokeless tobacco products intended for sucking, chewing or sniffing, has come through its first reading in the State Duma. If adopted, it will come into force on 1st September. As the sale of most oral products, including snus and nicotine pouches, is illegal in Russia, TobaccoIntelligence believes this bill would apply to chewing tobacco.
10th June 2022
30th May 2022
25th May 2022
Russia: Members of the parliamentary cross-party working group on protecting the health of citizens from alcohol, drug and tobacco are planning to submit a bill to prohibit the sale of nicotine-containing products to people born after 2010, media reports. The current legal framework includes heated tobacco products and nicotine-containing liquids under the definition of nicotine-containing products.
23rd May 2022
Russia: State Duma member Sultan Khamzaev, head of the federal Sober Russia project, has proposed banning QR codes, web addresses and corporate social media accounts from the packaging of tobacco and nicotine-containing products, media reports. Advertising of tobacco and nicotine-containing products is prohibited in Russia.Russia:
19th May 2022
12th April 2022
12th April 2022
5th April 2022
Russia: Bill 99437-8, specifying additional product, labelling and notification requirements for smokeless tobacco products intended for sucking, chewing or sniffing has been submitted to the State Duma. If adopted, it will come into force on 1st September.
22nd March 2022
Russia: Dmitry Davydov, author of the non-profit project "20 Ideas for the Development of Russia", recommends increasing the purchasing age for nicotine-containing products – including e-liquids and heated tobacco consumables – media reports. Referring to the experience of other countries, Davydov proposes a gradual transition, raising the age limit in the first year from 18 to 19, in the second year from 19 to 20, and in the third year to 21.
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