Sales of alcohol and cigarettes in Russia did not decrease until the end of 2022, which indicates that the plan of the federal project “Public health promotion” has not been fulfilled. In this respect writer RBC referring to the data of the Accounts Chamber.
The conclusion of the Accounts Chamber states that in the updated report on the implementation of the federal project, the absence of deviations from its implementation was determined, but at the same time the planned values of the two indicators were not achieved. in, although the budget allocations for them are fully realized. We are talking about the sale of alcohol and cigarettes.
According to the Ministry of Health, the plan to reduce alcohol and cigarette sales could not be implemented because the public was not adequately informed about the dangers of consuming tobacco and nicotine-containing products. In addition, no tax measures have been implemented to reduce the availability of such products. In the case of alcohol, there was no ban on the advertising of strong alcohol products.
Analysts have calculated that sales of spirits stronger than 25 degrees (vodka, cognac and spirits) have increased in the past year. At the same time, some experts believe that since the illegal circulation of alcohol occupies 27% of the market, the restrictive measures that the Ministry of Health wants to introduce will only increase the uncontrolled circulation of cheap surrogates.
Former Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation developed a bill in which it is possible to block pre-trial sites with offers to sell tobacco and nicotine-containing products. We are talking about distance selling of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems, where the maximum nicotine content in liquid or solution is set at 20 mg/ml.
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