Smoking statistics rather alarming in Russia
Forty percent of the Russian population smokes, of which 60 percent being
more than 20 percent women. Among youth, one-fourth of them smoke.
Thus, the country has one of the top male smoking rates in the world and
the highest youth smoking rates in Eastern Europe.
The price that people are paying for nicotine addiction is even more terrifying.
An estimated half a million people die each year from tobacco-related diseases,
including second- hand smoke. It may partly be due to increased tobacco
The life expectancy of Russian male population has dropped to 59, by comparison;
men in Western Europe live, on average, 77 years.
The growing black market has indeed become one of the side-effects of the
that Russian policymakers have been using to tackle people's attachment
Now, a poll conducted by Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed
that 76 percent
of Russian population, both smokers and non-smokers-welcome the idea of
smoking in all public places.
This probably means that Russian society is ready to deal with the smoking
Experts say it won't take long for people to get adjusted, just as it happened
This embraces hope that within a couple of years henceforth the habit of
will not be as wide-spread in Russia as it is today.
Reference: The Voice of Russia, July 16, 2014
(L) A smoker on a sidewalk along the canal to Church of the Savior on Blood
(R) The outside area of Church of the Savior on Blood prohibits smoking.
(L) A smoker in boat floating on the canal (R) Smokers on a side-walk outside
(L) Smoking couple on a side-walk outside a hotel (R) A woman smoker before
riding her car
(L) Smoking outside of a hotel entrance
(R) A young man was smoking Hookah (water-pipe) at the Lighthouse on Vasilievsky
(L) Women were talking in smoking on a sidewalk outside Subway first food
store, near the Belorusskaya station
(R) People are smoking outside building, near the Belorusskaya station.
(L) A lot of cigarette buts left at a drainage ditch in the height of the hand was seen at intersection near the Komsomolskaya station:
The streets of Moscow are generally clean. No cigarette buts were found
on a road while staying in Moscow.
A smoker usually put a cigarette on at the place with a stand-ashtray.
(R) Many smokers are spending their time under the rain shelter of building.
Many smokers were putting the light on cigarette under the rain shelter
of a large commercial building.
Smokers are outside the entrance of a high-rose office building in the
New-City of Moscow.
A tobacco shop at the busy crossroad, in front of the Belorusskaya railway
A black screen was placed to hide the tobacco display shelf. A staff opens
it when a customer wanted to buy it.
The price of cigarette:
Tobacco retail price in the city of Moscow as of July 2014
The cheapest cigarette cost you 52 Russian Rubles or 1.44 US dollars.
The most expensive one cost you 105 Russian Rubles or 2.91 US dollars.
Malboro$B!!!!!!!!!!(B 83- 85 Rubles
Parliament $B!!!!!!(B 95 - 105
Kent $B!!!!!!!!!!!!(B 83
Pall Mall $B!!!!!!!!(B 56
L&M $B!!!!!!!!!!!!(B 56
Camel $B!!!!!!!!!!(B 72
$B!!(B International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
Smoking is absolutely forbidden in a train. Therefore, smokers have to
go to a plateform and smoke during the short stop, for one to two minutes.
The picture was taken at a local station between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
(L) A cabin attendant of high-speed train, Sapsan
(R) Advertisement was pasted on a metro train of Moscow to recommend to
New Russian Anti-Tobacco Bill
Tobacco control in Russian Federation 2008-2014
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Russia 2008-2012 Moscow Moscow 2014 Smoking ban in Russia Russian Smokers
Moscow Kremulin Church, museum and theatre of Moscow Moscow metro Moscow hotels
Russian life High-speed train, Sapsan Saint Petersburg Winter Palace Peterhof Palace
Catherine Palace Saint Petersburg metro Saint Petersburg hotels Pickpocket
The photographs were taken in July, and article was written in August 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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