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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 35 per cent of Bulgarians aged over […]

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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 warning ...

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 bill envisions graphic warnings on tobacco packaging starting 2017

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 th ...

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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 […]