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No Smoking In Restaurants and Cafés In Russia

June 02, 2014

The smoking forbid as well spreads crossways to marketplaces and hotels, as well as extended distance trains, ships and train stations.

no smoking in bars in russia From now on, smoking districts will finish being in eating organizations from corner to corner of Russia, with particular rooms for tobacco lovers as well prohibited.

Restaurant and café proprietors have to take away all ashtrays and hang caution signs which notify clients that smoking cigarettes is banned within the institution.

A contravention of the forbid will effect in important fines – that have to be paid by both the owner of the establishment and smoker.

A personality proprietor will be required to part with 30,000-40,000 rubles (almost US$870-1,150) if one of his clients is caught smoking a cigarette. In the meantime, a bigger corporate business has to pay a bigger fine of 60,000-90,000 rubles (almost $1,700-2,600) for the similar felony.

Eighty-two percent of Russian restaurateurs consider the smoking prohibit is a “direct unfairness of smoking people” and wait for an enormous loss of guests starting from June 1.

According to investigation executed by Levada Center in April, just 17 percent recommended that the warning events won’t have an effect on their customer base. Only one percent of 124 café and restaurant owners from 48 Russian cities who took part in the survey consider the smoking prohibits will help draw new customers.