Russia bans drug addicts from working in harmful areasMay 24th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has banned drug addicts from working in a number of areas, including those which may cause harm or pose a threat to life, according to a new government regulation.
Under the regulation, drug addicts are not allowed to operate all types of transportation, including trains, airplanes, vessels, or explosives and flammable substances.
They are also banned from working in petroleum, mining and nuclear industries.
Drug addicts are banned from pharmaceutical and medical activities, rescue and underwater activities and from working with children, including teaching.
Addicts will be banned from construction and repair works.
They are not allowed to work in areas related to drugs and psychotropic substances, including cultivation of narcotic plants.
Russia has an estimated 2.5 million drug users.
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