All posts tagged smoking

Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
December 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Sofia’s health inspectorate has begun a campaign of checks of breaches of Bulgaria’s law against smoking in indoors public places after an increase in the number of complaints. In June […]

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Bulgaria set to increase cigarette excise duties in 2016

November 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved the timeline for increasing excise duties on cigarettes to meet minimum EU thresholds, with the first hike scheduled ...

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Bulgaria collects 281 300 leva in six months from fines for breaking smoking ban

September 23, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

About 281 300 leva were collected in six months from fines for breaking Bulgaria’s ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces such as restaurants ...

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Court upholds 3000 leva fine of owner of restaurant in Bulgaria’s Rousse for smoking ban breaches

March 19, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The District Court in the Bulgarian city of Rousse has upheld a 3000 leva (about 1500 euro) fine imposed on the owner of a restaurant for repeated bre ...

  • Miloš Zeman
    Czech president wants more people to smoke
    October 18, 2013, by The Prague Post

    While most world leaders would not dare to make such a statement, we can always count on Czech President Miloš Zeman for the straight talk. His latest words of wisdom: […]

  • Orbán Viktor; Chan, Margaret
    Qui­tters deserve credit in smoking fight, not me: Hungarian PM
    October 11, 2013, by The Budapest Times

    Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), presented Prime Minister Viktor Orbán with the World No Tobacco Day 2013 award this week in recognition of the Hungarian government’s […]