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New Regulations on Tobacco Products Should not Harm Economy

Georgia should be one of the successful samples in tobacco consumption issues, Minister of Economy Giorgi Gakharia said.

Tobacco industry makes considerable transfers to state budget, but we should also meet European standards and norms, Gakharia said.

“We should be one of the successful samples in tobacco consumption issues, but this should not harm our economy. This field makes serious transfers to state budget. At the same time, we should follow European standards”, the Minister told reporters.

We remind you that Parliament of Georgia has approved tobacco control legislative amendments by first hearing. Later, Government introduced remarks regarding the bill. The document comprises 17 pages. The Parliament will discuss the mentioned remarks on April 18 as part of the second hearing.