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Nearly two thirds of Bulgarians are smokers

A study by the National Patients’ Organization has found out that 59% of Bulgarians between the age of 19 and 64 are smokers. Almost all respondents smoke cigarettes and very few use smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes. According to the study, 44% of..

11.08.20 20:00 |

In the spotlight: Health and well-being of Bulgarian adolescents

Bulgarian adolescents occupy the first places in terms of smoking, alcohol and cannabis use and second place in terms of early sexual life. The alarming data was recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report "Spotlight..

15.06.20 12:09 |

Smoking poses a threat to national security

On the World No Tobacco Day on May 31, data has been announced that in the first 4 months of 2020 alone, more than 11,000 people died in Bulgaria from consequences of smoking. For the same period, the victims of Covid-19 were 68, the Bluelink..

31.05.20 14:41 |
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Cabinet minister fined for smoking in the workplace

Minister of Culture Boil Banov was fined by the health authorities for smoking in the workplace during a videoconference of the cabinet. The fact was reported, via email, by a member of the public who noticed the violation in news..

09.04.20 16:57 |

Bulgarians are heaviest smokers in EU

According to the “Bulgaria Health Profile” prepared by the European Commission, Bulgaria is the EU’s heaviest-smoking country. Over 28% of the Bulgarian citizens are smokers which is 7% more than the EU average. 35% of the Bulgarian men smoke on a..

21.11.19 15:24 |

Bulgaria ranks highest in Europe in cigarette consumption by 16-year olds

Bulgaria is top of the list in Europe in cigarette consumption among 16-year olds, according to data of the National Public Health Centre, whereas in Europe there is an overall decline in smoking and alcohol consumption among teenagers. A joint..

21.09.16 16:15 |
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