Authorities are taking active measures to reduce tobacco use. Parliamentary majority considers simplifying access to medication as one of the preventive measures. The fact is that the increase in the price of tobacco excise tax, the double increase of the payment and the increase of the price of tobacco has not significantly affected the reduction of the number of smokers but the consumers switched to low quality products.
Part of the population thinks that this puts their health at greater risk than it was before the price of cigarettes increased.
Akaki Zoidze told Report.ge that he sees improving medical care as one of the ways to solve the problem.