All posts tagged smoking

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
December 16, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Cabinet said on December 16 that it has finalised a bill of amendments to the country’s tobacco legislation, which envisions the introduction of graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging […]

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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 ...

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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 o ...


Photographs among new health warnings on cigarette packets in EU from May 2016

October 9, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

New combined health warnings on packages of tobacco products, in particular cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, that will be in use across the Europ ...

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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 for January 1 2016, the government’s media service said […]