Prosecutors demand closure of smoking rooms in Sheremetyevo airport
MOSCOW, October 25 (RAPSI) – A court in Moscow region on October 29 will hear the prosecutors’ lawsuit against the Sheremetyevo International Airport, in which it demands the closing of smoking rooms in the airport’s terminals, RAPSI reports from the court on Friday.
The court representative told RAPSI that transport prosecutors are suing the Sheremetyevo International Airport for setting up smoking rooms in terminals D and E. The prosecutors demand the rooms closed in nine days time after the court’s ruling is issued.
On February 25 President Vladimir Putin signed the law banning smoking in public places from June this year.
The law came into force on June 1, 2013, though some provisions will only become effective a year later. These include the ban on smoking at resorts, in long-distance trains, aircraft and long haul ships, on urban and commuter transport, less than 15 meters from the entrance of railway and metro stations and airports.
June 1, 2014 will also be the date when smoking will be prohibited in hotels, cafes and restaurants, and on commuter platforms.
Under the law, tobacco companies will be prohibited from holding lotteries and sponsoring festivals, and their correspondences with bodies of power will be published.
Cigarettes will be removed from public view; stores will only be able to display a list of prices at the tills. The law also bans the sale of electronic cigarettes and naswar tobacco.