Fewer places to light up for Russian smokers

Widespread cynicism as law that gradually curtails smoking in public becomes official this weekend.

    A gradual smoking ban in Russia goes into affect this weekend.

    Throughout the year, smokers will find fewer public places to light up as the law, which will become official on Saturday, bans smoking within 15 metres of stations, airports, playgrounds and work places.

    The government's goal is to improve people's health and protect non-smokers from infections.

    But few Russians believe the changes will work.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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