• May 19, 2024

'Absolute ban' proposed

 'Absolute ban' proposed

János Lázár, the Hungarian prime ministerʼs commissioner for protecting non-smokers, has said he will propose a complete ban on buying tobacco products for anyone born in Hungary after January 1, 2020, according to a story in The Budapest Business Journal citing the Hungarian news agency MTI.
Lázár, who headed the Prime Ministerʼs Office during the previous term of the governing Fidesz-KDNP alliance, was speaking at the Tobacco Hungary conference in Siófok.
He said Hungaryʼs basic law could be modified if necessary.
The absolute ban would aim at Hungary becoming “the first smoke-free country in the world,” he added.
In the meantime, the commissioner said he would propose banning smoking in vehicles and giving condominium communities greater freedom in restricting smoking.
However, Hungaryʼs Government Information Center (KTK) told MTI that the cabinet had not discussed the ban as Lázár had not officially submitted any such proposal.