anti-smoking law

Smoking ban comes into effect in Georgia

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A blanket ban on smoking indoors came into power in Georgia on Tuesday. People caught smoking on public transport now risk a fine of 50 lari (20 USD) or twice as much for repeated violations. Smoking is now banned inside all kinds of buildings, […]

Georgia bans smoking indoors and at sports arenas

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia will introduce a blanket ban on smoking indoors, after parliament approved a bill proposed in February. The ban covers smoking in buildings and includes a tough package of fines to ensure that it is followed, prescribing fines of up to 5,000 lari (over USD 2,000). […]

Georgian parliament scraps anti-smoking bill

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The parliament in Georgia Monday rejected a bill to bring in stricter control of tobacco products. Resistance to the bill within the governing coalition proved too strong, as opponents believe it will create problems for business. Lela Sturua, […]

Georgia plans total ban on tobacco ads, other strict measures

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is preparing an anti-smoking bill. It is not yet known when the law will come into force. Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control, says he hopes that the new regulations will come into force from fall. […]