Azerbaijani parliament passes law on restriction of tobacco use

  14 April 2017    Read: 2048
Azerbaijani parliament passes law on restriction of tobacco use
At today's parliamentary meeting, the bill on the restriction of the use of tobacco products was discussed.
Chairman of the Parliament's Labor and Social Policy Committee Hadi Rajabli gave information on the draft law, AzVision.az reported.

According to him, the draft was developed in consideration of social demands.

"In recent years, women’s interest in tobacco in Azerbaijan has increased and exceeded 1%. 67.5% of men and 52.5% of women suffer from tobacco dependence. It is intolerable that this all leads to drug addiction, which causes discontent in society. I am glad that the draft law has also been discussed in the press and the society appreciated it,” he said.

The chairman of the committee noted that interest in the Azerbaijani tobacco has increased abroad, and the adoption of the new law does not mean that less tobacco will be produced in the country.

The bill lists places non-smoking areas, anti-tobacco measures, etc.

The bill consists of 3 chapters and 17 articles.

The draft law was put to the vote and adopted in the first reading.

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