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Government Proposes Ban on Substances in E-cigarettes

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According to a report by TASS, a Russian news agency, on August 22, Artyom Metyelev, Chairman of the Youth Policy Committee of the State Duma of Russia, announced on his personal Telegram channel that a draft government decree listing substances prohibited in e-cigarettes, including flavorings and sweeteners, has been submitted to the Cabinet. The document was jointly developed by the Russian Ministry of Health and experts and is set to take effect on March 1, 2024.

Meyerev stated that the previously passed legislation restricting the use of e-cigarettes granted the government the authority to “approve the list of substances prohibited in e-cigarettes.

Mikhail Mechelev said:

The government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and experts, has developed a specific list of these substances. The corresponding draft resolution has been submitted to the government for approval, with an anticipated effective date of March 1, 2024.

According to the senator, as stated by the Duma committee on youth policy, “all flavors that create harmless illusions and manipulate consumer choices, as well as any artificial and natural food additives, should be prohibited.

Previously, Meijielev claimed that the draft resolution was formulated by a working group from the Ministry of Health. It involves the prohibition of all artificial and natural flavorings and food additives, including those containing harmful and dangerous compounds, stimulants, sweeteners, dyes, and other additives that may create a favorable impression of nicotine-containing products’ health benefits or pose harm.

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