Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted in the third, final reading a bill banning the sale of lighters and gas cylinders to minors. The document was sent for signing to Governor Alexander Beglov.
According to ZAKS.Ru, 40 deputies voted for the adoption of the document, two were against.
Cylinders with liquefied hydrocarbon gases of any capacity for stoves, refills of lighters, lighters with a container of liquefied hydrocarbon gases will be prohibited from sale.
Thus, the St. Petersburg authorities intend to fight child substance abuse. Inhalation of gas mixtures from household appliances can cause arrhythmias, hypoxia, and cardiac arrest, as well as be fatal.
The ban on the sale of hydrocarbon gas containers will be enshrined in the city law on administrative offenses. Violators may face a fine: for citizens – from 3 to 5 thousand rubles, for officials – from 15 to 20 thousand rubles, and for legal entities – from 70 to 150 thousand rubles.
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