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Selling lighters to teenagers banned in Primorye

Selling lighters to teenagers banned in Primorye
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In the Primorsky Territory, teenagers were forbidden to sell lighters and cylinders with liquefied gas. The corresponding bill was adopted today by the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the region. The regional prosecutor's office took the initiative to adopt it.

According to the press service of the Legislative Assembly of Primorye, cases of gas poisoning from portable gas cylinders are systematically detected in the region. Over the past two and a half years, 139 cases of sniffing (inhalation of vapors to achieve a hallucinogenic effect) among minors have been registered in the Primorsky Territory, 14 of them died.

For violation of the law, citizens will pay a fine from three to five thousand rubles, officials - from ten to 20 thousand rubles, legal - from 30 to 50 thousand rubles. The seller will have to ask the buyer for proof of age.

Earlier, the State Duma adopted in the third reading a law restricting the use of electronic cigarettes and hookahs. The law introducessale of vapes to minors, hookahs and electronic cigarettes. Responsibility is also provided for the involvement of children in the process of their use.

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