“In connection with the increasing incidence of poisoning of minors with nicotine-containing tobacco-free products - the so-called snus — the head of the region, Alexander Drozdenko, signed an order restricting their sale to minors,” the press release said.

The government warned that violators would be held accountable in accordance with applicable law.

Earlier, Realnoe Vremya reported that the President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, signed a law banning the sale of snus and vapes to minors.