Рейтинг@Mail.ru
Pravda.ru

News » Society

Russian restaurateurs rush to find loopholes in anti-smoking law

04.06.2014 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 

 

Russian restaurateurs rush to find loopholes in anti-smoking law. 52897.jpeg

On June 1st, amendments to the new anti-smoking law were effected in Russia. According to the law, smoking in cafes and restaurants is prohibited. However, restaurateurs have already found loopholes in the law not to lose smoking clients.

The adopted law does not prohibit smoking in outdoor cafes that have no walls and partitions. Respectively, according to the President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia, Igor Bukharov, smoking on open-air verandas is allowed. According to experts, in the near future, restaurateurs will rush to turn all enclosed porches into the open ones.

Well-known Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov believes, though, that the law prohibits smoking in outdoor verandas. Therefore,  such actions of the restaurateurs violate the law. Lawyers, however, believe that the law can indeed be interpreted in two ways, and the Ministry of Industry should amend it accordingly to give a definite answer - whether it is possible or not to smoke on outdoor verandas. However, experts say that expensive restaurants allow smoking to customers even indoors, despite the ban: inspections to check the execution of the law will be carried out only 12 months later.


Smoking to become expensive in Russia
 

follow us in feedly



Popular photos


Most popular

'Chinese dream' shattered by US?
'Chinese dream' shattered by US?
The US National Security Advisor will go to Beijing this week in order to prepare the visit of the Chinese leader Jinping to Washington in September. The summit will be held given the storm at the...
Ukraine: Getting to the truth. False Flag attack planned?
Ukraine: Getting to the truth. False Flag attack planned?
The Facebook page of a group which collects live reports from eye witnesses about the situation in Ukraine has been constantly taken down. Why? Because it contains abuse or violates one single rule of...
Система Orphus