Senator proposed to ban synthetic smoking mixtures in Kazakhstan
Astana. October 23. KazTAG - Murat Bakhtiyaruly, Senate deputy, proposed to ban synthetic smoking products in Kazakhstan.
"It is worth bringing amendments in the law banning synthetic smoking products, including hookah," he said addressing to Prime Minister Karim Massimov.
"More and more tobacco mixtures, synthetic mixtures, spices and other goods come from China, they are openly offered by the internet shops. As far as these substances are not included into the table of drugs, people carry no criminal responsibility," he said.
He said hookah has become very popular in Kazakhstani society, especially among youth.
"Hookah smoking is advertised as something fashionable, or one of the ways to rest. However, hookah, which used to be presented as harmless, has become a global problem of our youth. Doctors concluded that one hookah smoking is equal to 500 cigarettes," he added.