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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1997 file photo, Muscovites walk down a central city street heavily adorned with advertisements of western tobacco companies. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012, called for a ban on all tobacco ads, referring to Russia’s “terrifying” smoking statistics. In a video message in his blog on Tuesday, Medvedev listed dismal statistics and insisted that the government’s clampdown will not be targeted at smokers, but at smoking. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1997 file photo, Muscovites walk down a central city street heavily adorned with advertisements of western tobacco companies. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012, called for a ban on all tobacco ads, referring to Russia’s “terrifying” smoking statistics. In a video message in his blog on Tuesday, Medvedev listed dismal statistics and insisted that the government’s clampdown will not be targeted at smokers, but at smoking.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1997 file photo, Muscovites walk down a central city street heavily adorned with advertisements of western tobacco companies. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012, called for a ban on all tobacco ads, referring to Russia’s “terrifying” smoking statistics. In a video message in his blog on Tuesday, Medvedev listed dismal statistics and insisted that the government’s clampdown will not be targeted at smokers, but at smoking. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
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