BUSINESS
10/16/2012 08:42 am ET

World's Second-Largest Cigarette Market Plans 'Harsh' Measures

MOSCOW—The Kremlin is finally getting tough on Big Tobacco, with a determined push to pass strict anti-smoking rules in the world's second-largest tobacco market.

"We are ready. This is going to be a harsh measure, but it is absolutely necessary. It will take time—maybe another generation—but we will succeed in defeating smoking and promoting a healthy lifestyle," said a spokesman for Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

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