Smoking on the balconies of buildings in Russia has been banned underneath the brand new rules on fires.
The nation's emergency minister has introduced the ban on "open hearth", which may also apply to dormitories and resorts.
Smoking and even lighting matches will likely be thought of "open fires" underneath the brand new guidelines.
The lighting of candles and barbecue skewers may also be prohibited.
Initially, folks had been perplexed in regards to the ban on smoking, and a tobacco business official stated the principles solely involved "alcoholics who grill chish kebabs on the balcony," in accordance with the BBC.
However officers later confirmed that smoking could be included within the restrictive ban.
Breaking the brand new guidelines might end in a high-quality of three,000 rubles (about £ 38).
Leaving a lit cigarette that triggers a fireplace may result in legal prosecution.
The ban will come into impact on October 1 and can have an effect on many Russian people who smoke residing in high-rise buildings with a balcony.
They may now should go to a smoking space, which might contain shifting down the constructing.
Russian people who smoke shared their indignation on-line, many calling the ban "absurd".