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Will Russia's smoking ban work?

A ban on smoking in some public places is due to come into effect in Russia on Saturday.‚Äč

Many countries have already adopted smoking bans but Russia has been slow to follow.

The country has one of the highest smoking rates in the world - 40% of the population.

Steve Rosenberg travelled to Yaroslavl, home of a large cigarette factory, to see if that ban is likely to have any effect.

  • 31 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
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