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Change in tobacco excise policy in Bulgaria: the role of tobacco industry lobbying and smuggling

Conclusions The TTCs continued involvement in smuggling suggests that deals in 2004, 2007 and 2010 which the European Commission has reached with TTCs to address cigarette smuggling are inadequate. The TTCs' continued access to policymakers suggests tha
Tobacco Control
added Dec 4, 2012 03:48

Smoking ban in public places, cigarette price hike are Bulgaria’s most remarkable decisions: Zsuzsanna Jakab

Zsuzsanna Jakab, Director of the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe, said in an interview with FOCUS News Agency. She expresses support for the Bulgarian government’s efforts in this area, because tobacco and smoking are some of the m
Focus English News (bg)
added Nov 29, 2012 15:47

[Europe] Tobacco firms use cigarette smuggling to their advantage in Bulgaria research finds

The team discovered internal tobacco industry documents which revealed how tobacco companies actively participated in the illegal import of their cigarettes into Bulgaria often using the duty-free trade façade as a cover. The companies also smuggled ciga
added Nov 26, 2012 08:09

Bulgarian Health Minister Firmly Defends Full Smoking Ban

Bulgarian Health Minister Desislava Atanasova has firmly denied any possibility of the full smoking ban in closed public spaces being lifted in the country. (bg)
added Nov 23, 2012 11:24

Large turnout in Bulgarian capital for protest against full smoking ban in restaurants and bars

There was a large turnout on November 22 2012 for a protest outside Parliament in the Bulgarian capital city Sofia against the law that came into effect in June against a full ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces including bars and restaurants. The
Sofia Globe (bg)
added Nov 22, 2012 15:57

Bulgarians Rally in Support of Unlimited Smoking

Representatives of businesses, as well as regular citizens have assembled Thursday in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia to rally for a lifting of a full smoking ban in closed public spaces. Restaurants and bar owners have staged a symbolic "em (bg)
added Nov 22, 2012 15:52

Bulgarian personalities support protest against full smoking ban

Director Andrey Slabakov told the attendees: “This law is not linked to healthcare at all. If they wanted, they would have banned cigarettes totally and would not give subsidies to tobacco producers. Politicians are now acting like a drugs cartel. Nobod
Focus English News (bg)
added Nov 22, 2012 15:51

Bulgarians Hold Nationwide Rally against Full Smoking Ban

The most passionate chain-smokers argue that the ban on smoking has been approved not without the assistance and financial support of drug cartels. (bg)
added Nov 22, 2012 06:31

Bulgarians to stage nationwide protest against full smoking ban

Owners of entertainment and catering establishments in Bulgaria organise a nationwide protest against the full smoking ban adopted in Bulgaria this year, the organisers announced.
Focus English News (bg)
added Nov 22, 2012 06:15

Positive signals for Bulgarian tobacco producers after WHO conference: expert

“The good news that the Bulgarian tobacco producers received after the conference is that the decision-making in connection to articles 17 and 18 of the framework convention on tobacco products, was postponed with two years. This is a relief because this
Focus English News (bg)
added Nov 21, 2012 04:34
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