Russians Now Face Fines for Smoking in Some Public Places
(MOSCOW) -- New fines went into effect in Russia Friday for smoking in certain public places. Lighting up near a train station, in an airport, or near a playground or school could now cost you between $15 and $90. Next year, the prohibition will be expanded to cafes and restaurants. It's all part of a new get-healthy campaign by the Russian government, recognizing Russia's life expectancy is dangerously low and its population is shrinking.