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Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

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President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government's bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said Monday. 

People smoke in a restaurant in Moscow in May 2008. President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government's bid to improve public health, the Kremlin said Monday.

The law makes smoking illegal in restaurants, cafes, hotels, trains and a host of other places and will take effect in two stages.

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