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Russia to Pass One of the Toughest Anti-Smoking Bill in Europe

| March 29, 2013

Anti-Smoking Bill Beginning with this approaching summer smoking will not be permitted in public properties or on children’s playgrounds; cigarette ads will be banned; and it will be not allowed to place cigarette packages on display in shops.

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Japan Government Plans to Sale its Stake in Japan Tobacco

| March 22, 2013

Japan TobaccoJapan’s government is planning to start the sale of a part of its stake in Japan Tobacco, a step that affect the company’s stock as shareholders sold in advance of the $10 billion offering. Shares in the world’s third-biggest cigarette company dropped as much as 5.9 %, after Reuters documented that the sale would start in the approaching days. The offer, the greatest deal since the U.S. Treasury’s $20.7 billion sale of American International Group shares in September, occurs as Japanese equities float near their greatest levels during four years.

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Russians Oppose a Full Ban on Smoking

| March 15, 2013

Smoking in RussiaIn the beginning of the 2013 year, Russian State Duma passed an anti-tobacco bill that will prohibit cigarette use in public areas, tobacco sales at kiosks and any smoking scenes in movies. The majority of Russians stand against a full ban on smoking in public places; however they will have less than a year still left to adapt to the new guidelines or quit once and for all.

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Russian Lawmakers Passed Legislation Toughening Smoking Rules

| March 5, 2013

Smoking in RussiaThese days Russian lawmakers unanimously voted in support of legislation toughening regulations for cigarette users and tobacco sellers, demonstrating that the bill could become law in the coming month.

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