«Tobacco is a threat to development» – this is the motto of today’s World No Tobacco Day. The WHO experts have estimated that smoking is the second largest cause in the world of premature death of people. According to statistics, every third adult in Belarus smokes. Passive Belarusian smokers advocate the complete elimination of smoking areas, as well as the ban on smoking on the balconies of apartments. The draft decree «On state regulation of tobacco products and electronic smoking systems» is widely discussed. In Belarus, preventive measures about the danger of smoking are taking place today.