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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of July 2, 2018 No. ZRU-478

About restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places

Accepted by Legislative house on June 20, 2018

It is approved by the Senate on June 28, 2018

Article 1. Purpose and tasks of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places.

This Law is directed to protection of public health from harmful effects of smoking of the hookahs and electronic cigarettes connected with it social and other negative consequences and also creation of organizational and legal conditions of forming and approval in the society of healthy lifestyle.

Article 2. The legislation on restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places

The legislation on restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Hookah

Hookah is the device used for tobacco smoking or consumption of the smoking mix (smoking syrup, smoking stone) which is not containing tobacco in which the aerosol (vapor) or smoke passes through vessel with liquid (hookah flask).

Smoking mix is nicotine free mix, fruit smoking cocktail, and also their analogs created on the basis of food fibers without addition and application of leaves of tobacco and other components which part foodstuff of natural or artificial origin is.

Smoking syrup is the bestabachny product on the basis of glycerin, various plant extracts, solvents and fragrances.

Smoking stone is the nicotine free porous product having mineral origin which is impregnated with aromatic syrup.

Article 4. Electronic cigarette

Electronic cigarette is the electronic device creating aerosol (vapor) intended for inhalation, used as the delivery system of nicotine or product without nicotine.

Other types of electronic systems of delivery of nicotine or product without nicotine in respiratory system of the person, similar on consumer properties and methods of consumption with electronic cigarettes are also equated to electronic cigarettes.

Article 5. Measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places

Measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places are:

non-admission of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places;

non-admission of advertizing and promotion of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes;

determination of persons responsible for ensuring implementation of measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places, and their obligations;

realization of preventive measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places;

control of execution of the legislation on restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places.

By the legislation also other measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places can be provided.

Article 6. Non-admission of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places

Smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes is not allowed:

on stationary shopping facilities, and also catering establishments, except specially allotted rooms for smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes;

at movie theaters, theaters, circuses, concert, viewing both the showrooms and other covered constructions intended for mass rest;

in clubs, in discos, in computer halls, rooms equipped for provision of services of access to the world information Internet or in other places of entertainments (leisure);

in the museums, information and library organizations and lecture halls;

in trains of the local and distant message, in cars (including platforms) local trains, on river crafts, in buses of the city, suburban, long-distance and international message, in taxi, share taxis and the urban electric transport, and also on aircrafts;

in underground passages, at transport stops and places of temporary storage of vehicles;

in buildings of the airports, railway, automobile and water stations;

in buildings of state governing bodies, bodies of economic board, and also the companies, organizations and organizations;

in organizations and the organizations of health care system, educational institutions, sports and improving and sports constructions;

in the rooms which are workplaces;

at entrances of apartment apartment houses, and also on the nurseries and sports grounds located in the house adjoining territory;

in squares, parks, on streets and in other public places.

Provision of the rooms located in public places for smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes, and is equal provision in public places in use of hookahs and electronic cigarettes it is forbidden, except as specified, provided by the paragraph the second parts one of this Article.

Requirements to the equipment of the specially allotted rooms specified in the paragraph the second to part one of this Article to procedure for provision in use of hookahs and electronic cigarettes, to sanitary processing of hookahs and storage of smoking mixes (smoking syrup, smoking stone), and also hygienic requirements to tobacco and smoking mixes (smoking syrup, smoking stone) are determined by the legislation.

Article 7. Non-admission of advertizing and promotion of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes

Advertizing of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes, that is the activities directed to distribution of data on methods and methods of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes and also places of their acquisition, is not allowed.

Promotion of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes, that is the actions directed to distribution in the open or latent form of the ideas, views and artistic images encouraging smoking of the hookahs and electronic cigarettes creating idea of harmlessness of their use at the personality is forbidden.

Article 8. Persons responsible for ensuring implementation of measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places, and their obligation

Persons responsible for ensuring implementation of measures for restriction of smoking of hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places, are officials (administration) of the companies, organizations, organizations, including persons in whose maintaining (property, ownership, use) there are territories, buildings (room), construction and other objects located in public places and also the vehicles specified in paragraph six of part one of article 6 of this Law.

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