Deputy of the Parliament Almazbek Toktorov demands to ban advertising of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and vapers. A corresponding bill has been submitted for public discussion.
According to the deputy, about a third of the adult population in Kyrgyzstan smokes. Medical demographic research showed that 11 percent of the men at 15-49 consume naswar.
A survey conducted at 62 schools in the country showed an insufficient fight against smoking.
More than 7 percent of schoolchildren at the age of 13-15 (9 percent of boys and up to 6 percent of girls) have already tried smoking hookah.
The MP proposes to introduce a deduction for financing of measures to protect against the effects of tobacco consumption and exposure of tobacco smoke in the amount of 1 tyiyn per cigarette or 1 gram of tobacco.