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Russia bans smoking ads

Russia has joined the global fight against smoking by announcing a ban on tobacco advertising. The new law will outlaw smoking ads within five years. It's part of the country' obligations as a member of the World Health Organization's anti-smoking conven

In its first sitting of the year, the government approved a draft law on joining the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
The ban must be implemented by 2012.