All posts tagged smoking

Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
December 7, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Close to 35 per cent of Bulgarians smoke, the highest rate in the European Union – higher than in Greece, formerly the EU’s heaviest-smoking country. This emerges from new figures, […]


Spain busts Bulgarian-run factories producing illegal cigarettes worth millions of euro

July 11, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Law enforcement authorities in Madrid and Sofia have unveiled details of a bust some days ago in which 22 people, 20 Bulgarian and two Spanish citizen ...

Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgaria joins in World No-Tobacco Day 2016

May 30, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry has organised a number of events countrywide as part of May 31, World No-Tobacco Day. EU statistics show that about 3 ...

smoking photo by Leah Sawyer

Bulgaria among freest countries in ‘Nanny State Index’

April 1, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria is ranked 22nd out of 28 European Union countries in the first “Nanny State Index”, meaning it is among the freest in the bloc wh ...

  • Former EU health commissioner Tonio Borg shows a sample of a combined text and graphic warning on a cigarette package in December 2012. Photo: Roge Thierry/EC Audiovisual Service
    Bulgarian MPs pass bill introducing graphic tobacco packaging
    March 25, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgarian Parliament passed at second reading on March 24 the amendments to the Tobacco Act, which envision the introduction of graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and a ban on […]

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    Romania bans indoor smoking
    December 15, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Romania has just ceased being a paradise for smokers. The permissive legislation that allowed smoking in many public spaces was amended on December 15. The upper body of the Romanian […]

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    Bulgarian MPs approve 2016 cigarette price hike
    November 12, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Parliament approved on November 12 a bill of amendments to the excise and tax warehouse law, increasing the excise duties on cigarettes over a period of two years, starting […]