Ungarn 2012 rauchfrei! Hungary 2012 smokefree!
April 26, 2011 the Hungarian Parliament accepted the aggravation of the non-smoker’s protection law. As a result of the expected measure Hungary enter into the countries where a total smoking ban is enforced in all enclosed public places.
The ban also relates to all workplaces, hospitality venues including public places, places of entertainment, pubs, bars, public transport, bus-stops, subways used by passengers, playgrounds and five meters around them. Only the cigar rooms of hotels, prisons and psychiatric institutes are exceptions.
The law enters into force on 1 January 2012, but fine will be imposed only from 1 April 2012, after three-month waiting period. By the modification of the law, Hungary will suit the health political and professional needs of the European Union and the WHO, and significantly decrease the public health and economic burden as well.
Hungarian Focal Point for Tobacco Control
National Institute for Health Development
H-1096 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 2. III. 321.