The State Duma called for the cessation of online sales of electronic cigarettes

Moscow Agency |  Andrey Lyubimov
Moscow Agency | Andrey Lyubimov

Sultan Khamzaev, a deputy of the State Duma, the head of the Sober Russia project, proposed to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes via the Internet in a letter addressed to the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, writes RT.

The legislator explained the need for such a measure by the increasing deaths of minors, which was the result of smoking such devices. In addition, experts and physicians have repeatedly drawn attention to the falsity of the claims of electronic cigarette manufacturers that their products are safer than traditional tobacco products.

Recent studies also show that this type of smoking is detrimental to health by damaging the lungs, triggering asthma symptoms and adversely affecting the cardiovascular system. However, if the sale of conventional tobacco products via the Internet is prohibited, then electronic devices and components for them can be ordered on online marketplaces even with delivery, Khamzaev noted. In this regard, he asked to consider the issue of limiting such trade.

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