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 smokers do not intend to change their bad habit, while another 41% plan to reduce smoking.
High rates of compliance with the anti-smoking law continue to be recorded in restaurants and bars, according to the National Transparency Authority (EAD) and the Greek Police (ELAS).
More specifically, in the period between January 6 and 16, 86 percent of the 352 restaurants and bars that were inspected were found to be in compliance with the law.