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Putin signs broad antitobacco bill

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed measures aimed at curbing demand in the world’s second-largest cigarette market, the Kremlin said.

Effective June 1, the law bans smoking in public areas including workplaces, stairwells of apartment buildings, and near schools and hospitals. It also sets minimum prices for cigarettes and allows for higher excise taxes.

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