International Scientific-Practical Conference - Programme

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09:00 - 10:00 - Registration

09:30 - 10:00 - Briefing with media

10:00 - 10:15 - Opening of the conference

  • Welcome from the World Health Organization Office in Bulgaria
  • Svetlana Yordanova - Deputy Minister of Health
  • Prof. Dr. Tatyana Hubenova - President of the Union of Economists in Bulgaria
  • Dr. Gergana Geshanova - President of Smoke Free Life Coalition

10:15 - 12:30 Reports presentations

  • The Effects of Increasing the Excise Duty on Tobacco Products in Bulgaria - Assoc. Prof. Ognian Buyukliev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Economic Research 
  • Tobacco taxation policy in Bulgaria in 2009-2010 - a great success which is perceived as a failure’ - Dr. Konstantin Krasovsky, WHO Consultant on Tax and Excise Policies on Tobacco and Related Products
  • Excise duty on tobacco and related products - for better health for European citizens - Nicoleta Arnaudova, senior expert at Smoke Free Partnership, Brussels 
  • Specific Models in the Economy of Smoking in Bulgaria - Dimitar Sabev, Economist, Analyst
  • Illicit Trade Protocol - Dr. Masha Gavrailova, Senior Expert at the Smoke Free Life Coalition

12:30-13:30 Discussion

13:30 Closing conference and cocktail


World Health Organization logo logotypeThe conference is organised with the support of the World Health Organization Office in Bulgaria and the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.

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