Beaches and parks declared no smoking zones

Sochi News January 31st, 2010

Sochi administartion introduced ban on smoking in public areas – all educational, healthcare, and cultural establishments are declared smoke-free zones. Smoking is no longer allowed in parks and beaches as well.

Smiking is allowed in open-air cafés, though.

There already are similar federal laws in effect in Russia limiting smoking in some areas. But they are seldom enforced, and same thing will likely to happen to this piece is local legislation.