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    Smoking in public places will be banned in Azerbaijan

    Excise tax on tobacco products will be increased till 2020

    Baku. 24 December. REPORT.AZ/ Smoking in public places will be banned in Azerbaijan during next two years.

    Report informs, document 'Strategy for 2015-2020 on combating non-infectious diseases in the Republic of Azerbaijan, approved by President Ilham Aliyev, includes a provision on this issue.

    Restrictions on tobacco products will be implemented in 2016-2017.

    In accordance with the document, legislation on tobacco control will be improved. Thus, tobacco use in public places as well as in public transport will be banned; promotion and sponsorship of tobacco sale will be banned; large and impressive pictorial warning about damage of tobacco to health will be reflected on all tobacco products; excise tax on tobacco products will be increased till 2020; tobacco consumption will be reduced to 15%. 

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