09 September 2009, Wednesday, 21:03

Anti-smoking protest action will take place in Ufa

author: Elmira Sabirova

Anti-smoking protest action will take place in Ufa on September 9 within the framework of the national social project "Russia without tobacco", which was initiated by the All-Russia social organization "League of national health" in August of 2008. A large-scale anti-smoking drive for signatures is carried out by Ministry for youth policy, sports and tourism RB (MYPST RB).

According to MYPST RB, this project is developed in accordance with anti-smoking strategy of World Health Organization that presupposes measures to prevent smoking, strengthening of bans on cigarette advertising and their additional taxation, assistance in giving up smoking.

The participants of the action will be representatives of MYPST RB and social organizations that are the members of the republican youth movement.

Within the framework of the action, collection of signatures against smoking and against sale of cigarettes to the underage will be carried out in public places.

It should be noted that almost half a million of our population have already taken part in the project. Books with people's signatures will be passed to State Duma RF.

The action will start at 3 PM at: Ufa, Lenin str., 10