This is an infographic available to our partner organizations and volunteers throughout Russia in both black and white and color formats – “What to Do if Someone is Smoking in a Restaurant”. There are several other infographics available for download, outlining what to do if someone is smoking at your work, on public transportation, or in banned areas in your neighborhood.

Please see below for the English translation of this infographic:



New legislation bans smoking in restaurants starting June 1, 2014.

If you see someone breaking the law, call the organization responsible for handling these complaints in your region.

Where does the new law ban smoking?


Is it legal to smoke in the outdoor sections of restaurants?

Only if they are completely open-air.

What is considered a violation of the law?

The presence of special areas inside a building housing restaurants or other places where food is sold.

The absence of “no-smoking” signs.

Smoking inside a dining establishment.

A lack of response from restaurant management if someone is violating the law.

Where is it legal to smoke?

Only outside, away from buildings housing dining establishments.

Whom should I contact to report a violation?

Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare)

Gospozhnadzor (Russian State Fire Service)