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Russia is Considering Banning Cigarettes to Anyone Born After 2015 and the Internet is Freaking Out

Russia is Considering Banning Cigarettes to Anyone Born After 2015 and the Internet is Freaking Out

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Yes, you have read the title of this article correctly. Russia is sending shock waves with their proposal of banning cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. No, they don't mean to immediately implement any plans to ban toddlers and infants from buying cigarettes! In Russia, an individual must be 18 years old to purchase tobacco products as it is and the proposed ban wouldn't take place until around 2035 but people are roaring over the conversation.

via:TLB

Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrilovitch

The proposed ban, as reported by The Times, is aimed at future generations and hopes to ensure future generations are simply cigarette-free!

In fact, Nikolai Gerasimenko (who is a member of the Russian parliament's health committee,) was quoted saying that he believes this ban will actually help rid Russia of a culture of smoking. It's crazy to think that a country's culture could be ingrained with something like cigarettes but that's definitely the perspective Russians have.

Nikolai said:

This goal is absolutely ideologically correct.

Whoa, those are big words for huge changes that need to take place! However, even though the ban and law could essentially come into effect really soon, it wouldn't affect anyone until the mid 2030's when babies born in 2015 and later are coming of age and would normally begin to start purchasing cigarettes.

If you're wondering just what Russian cigarette culture looks like, look no further than a video of Russian children explaining cigarettes.