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Smoking on balconies of apartment buildings in Russia is prohibited under new fire regulations (photo from file)

Smoking on BALCONIES is forbidden in Russia – provoking anger among smokers living in apartments who now receive £ 38 fines for enjoying a cigarette

  • The country's emergency minister announced the ban on & # 39; open fire & # 39; On
  • Lighting competitions and candles will also be banned in apartments under new rules
  • Violating the rules can result in a fine of 3,000 rubles (around £ 38)
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Smoking on balconies of apartment buildings in Russia is prohibited under new fire regulations.

The country's emergency minister announced the ban on & # 39; open fire & # 39; that also comes into effect in dormitories and hotels.

Smoking and even light competitions are covered by the new rules such as & # 39; open fire & # 39; considered.

Smoking on balconies of apartment buildings in Russia is prohibited under new fire regulations (photo from file)

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Smoking on balconies of apartment buildings in Russia is prohibited under new fire regulations (photo from file)

Lighting candles and barbecuing kebabs will also be prohibited.

Initially, people were confused about whether smoking would be banned, with a tobacco industry official who said the rules were only about & # 39; alcoholics grilling shish kebabs on the balcony & # 39 ;, according to the BBC.

But officials later confirmed that smoking would be included in the restrictive ban.

Violating the new rules can result in a fine of 3,000 rubles (around £ 38).

Leaving a burning cigarette that causes a fire can also lead to criminal prosecution.

Violating the new & # 39; open fire & # 39; rules can lead to a fine of 3,000 rubles (around £ 38)

Violating the new & # 39; open fire & # 39; rules can lead to a fine of 3,000 rubles (around £ 38)

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Violating the new & # 39; open fire & # 39; rules can lead to a fine of 3,000 rubles (around £ 38)

The ban will take effect on October 1 and will affect many of the Russian smokers who live in tall buildings with balconies.

They will now have to go to a designated smoking area, which may mean that they are traveling to and from the apartment complex.

Russian smokers have shared their outrage online, with many banning & # 39; nonsensical & # 39; to mention.

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