Russian health authorities to publish list of flavoring additives for vape products by Sept. 1

Recently, the Russian parliamentary newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, citing the press service of the United Russia party, reported that the Russian health authorities plan to complete the list of prohibited flavoring additives in e-cigarette oils by September 1st.

On April 11 this year, the State Duma passed a law banning certain flavoring additives in e-cigarette oils. As explained by Maxim Topilin, the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, government departments should approve the corresponding itemized list of bans by September 1st.

On July 18, at a plenary session of the State Duma, at a plenary session of the State Duma, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko was questioned:

“How do government departments plan to implement this regulation (itemized list of flavoring additives)? Because, September 1 is just around the corner.”

Mikhail thanked the State Duma for adopting the law, adding that efforts to combat the problem of smoking must continue. He noted that by September 1, the itemized list will be published.

He also added:

“Our working group is working on this issue. In case you are interested, you can also join it.”

Artem Metelev, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Youth Policy, noted on the social platform that the best thing to do would be for the health authorities to ban any flavor additives.

“Expect an important decision from the health sector. Why? To remove from the market the additive substances that most attract consumers causing nicotine addiction.”