Russian smokers facing COLD TURKEY withdrawal as tobacco deemed non-essential item in Covid-19 crisis

April 3, 2020

As coronavirus attacks the respiratory systems of people all around the world, perhaps there will be one less thing destroying the lungs of Russians – cigarettes.

With the designation of tobacco as a non-essential product, half of the country’s production will grind to a halt. Before President Putin’s Thursday confirmation of an extended self-isolation period, experts suggested that any extension could lead to a shortage. Now, it’s very likely.

Read more: RT