No smoking, please: Russian mobile health technologies

In June 2015 Russia launched the comprehensive project BrosayemKurit.rf (translation: Let’s Quit Smoking). The country celebrated World No Tobacco Day on May 31 with the release of another mobile application, “Smoke Free Area.”


With the app a user can take a photo of an establishment where the ban on smoking in public places is violated and send it to the authorities. The idea of the service was initiated by Russia’s Ministry of Health.


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