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Commenting article: 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.

Atanasova's statement followed Thursday's rally in which business representatives, as well as regular citizens, assembled in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia to protest against the ban.

"No one is restricting their right and will to smoke," Atanasova commented, as cited by the Focus news agency.

MysteryHP - 24 Nov 2012 // 11:13:44

Dear Gwinn, be serious, smoking is not a fundamental "human right". Your not born a smoker, and it is a condition of choice, not birth. So there is no population permanently designated "smoker" or "non smoker" BG is a dictatorship,that is true. But some time dictatorship can be benevolent :) We are only doing in BG what the rest of the world is doing, cleaning the AIR! You seem not to care about the health of your fellow citizens, you think greedily of supporting your habit inhale smoke for yourself,and blow the same cancer smoke at your neighbors.

KK1988 - 25 Nov 2012 // 01:39:55

how would you second hand smoke if you are outside the smoking area, that i dont understand.

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