Bulgarian PM Hopes Smoking Ban Will Survive

Society » HEALTH | December 14, 2012, Friday // 12:33
Bulgaria: Bulgarian PM Hopes Smoking Ban Will Survive Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has expressed his hope that the Parliament will resist the temptation to lift the full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.

The smoking ban survived on Thursday, as the parliamentary committee on health unanimously voted against lifting it.

However, the parliamentary committee on economy is to discuss lifting the ban next week.

"It has to be written down in capital letters – I do not back an amendment to the anti-smoking bill," Borisov has told the Council of Ministers.

However, he has noted that "some exceptions or improvements may be made."

On Thursday, some 150 people staged a protest in Sofia against the proposed easing of the full ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces.

Beginning December 15, the managers of Bulgarian bars, restaurants and coffee shops will allow smoking in their establishments despite the full smoking ban being effective in the country.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Health » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: smoking ban, full smoking ban, Bulgaria, night clubs, bars, smoking, GERB, MPs, Boyko Borisov, Blagoy Ragin, restaurants
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria