The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has prepared a new technical regulations concerning the production of tobacco.
The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has prepared a new, more restrictive draft amendment to the technical regulations concerning the production of tobacco.
According to experts, the new technical regulations will facilitate the work of producers and consumers of tobacco production, and on the contrary - the new rules are to be found in the records, which further exacerbate the requirements for the production of tobacco.
One of the most significant provisions of the proposed amendment, is the guideline, which strictly prohibits the use of the packaging of the terms "light", "super light", which according to the originators of the project, is misleading the consumer. Following this path it will also be prohibited to write down on the package the information on the amount of harmful substances in cigarettes. The creators of the project are of the opinion that this information does not convey any message about the real effects of smoking, giving the false impression that some cigarettes are "healthy".
New technical regulations concerning the production of tobacco will also be ordered placing images on cigarette packs showing the harmful effects of smoking and slogans, tailored to these dramatic pictures.
When it comes to smokeless tobacco - snuff, chewing tobacco, their presence on the market of the Customs Union and the production will be completely prohibited if the new Technical Regulations will come into force.
These changes that spread on all tobacco products, will apply not only to the territory of the Customs Union, but also in such places as "Duty free" at the airports for example.
At present, the changing draft , has been already approved by the relevant state authorities. It is expected that in the near future it will be started the work on the change of the technical regulation on tobacco.