As noted, excise taxes on tobacco and tobacco products are indexed by 20% in 2021 in relation to the level of 2020, and in 2022-2023 - to the inflation rate in relation to the previous year.

So, the excise rate on cigarettes in 2021 will be 2359 rubles per thousand pieces, on vapes and electronic cigarettes - 60 rubles per piece.

On September 16, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced that the government was proposing to increase the rates of excise taxes on tobacco.

Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, speaking about the cost of a pack of cigarettes after the excise tax increased by 20%, said that we are talking about an additional 20 rubles, if "you look at the cost of cigarettes in the amount of about 120 rubles."

State Duma Deputy Gennady Onishchenko commented on the corresponding initiative to FAN.