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[Hungary] Legislation gives gov't monopoly on tobacco sales

Parliament on Tuesday passed a law that establishes a state monopoly for retail sales of tobacco products from July 1, 2013. The bill, submitted by the ruling Fidesz party last December, requires a concession from the state to sell tobacco products in sh
realdeal.hu
added Sep 12, 2012 12:10
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Hungary's tobacco law: Leaked tape causes outrage

Five thousand new tobacconists open their doors in Hungary this week, a drastic reduction on the 42,000 outlets previously allowed to sell tobacco products, in the biggest ever shake-up of the Hungarian retail cigarette trade.
All Hungary Media Group (AHMG) (hu)
added Jul 3, 2013 12:01
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[Hungary] Report: Black market tobacco trade on increase

While naturally no official statistics exist on the black-market tobacco trade in Hungary, a report from Agence France-Presse claims that “several smugglers” have informed that “business has been brisk ever since … nearly 90% of licensed tobacco sellers
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Dec 28, 2013 00:58
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[Hungary] Tobacco sales banned in petrol stations, supermarkets

„This is a further step for the protection of non-smokers,” said Zsolt Gyulai, the manager of state-owned Nonprofit Zrt., which supervises tobacco shops. Two of the largest petrol station operators in the country, Hungary’s MOL and Austria’s OMV, say the
Budapest Times (hu)
added Dec 14, 2013 18:17
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[Hungary] State to issue new tobacco licenses

The state will issue a new tender for retail tobacco sales in 1,417 communities in Hungary from which no applications were received in the course of the initial tender for such sales, National Tobacco Trade Nonprofit, which is overseeing the establishment
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Apr 2, 2013 12:26
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[Hungary] Cigarettes market shrinks

Hungary's official cigarettes market has shrunk over the past two years, Thursday's business daily Vilaggazdasag said, citing data from the tax office NAV.
All Hungary Media Group (AHMG) (hu)
added Aug 21, 2014 22:04
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Hungary turns to black market for a smoke

July, the Hungarian government shut almost 90 percent of the country's licensed cigarette vendors, squeezing the number to 5,300 from a previous 42,000. ... critics say it is a ploy to favour close allies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government … How
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 25, 2013 00:28
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[Hungary] Smoking habits die hard

Thirteen per cent of respondents to a survey by health website webbeteg.hu said they expect to smoke less as a result of the new state monopoly on tobacco sales. As of July, instead of some 40,000 points of sale, tobacco can only be purchased behind the
Budapest Times (hu)
added Aug 9, 2013 18:08
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[Europe, Hungary] Governments must challenge Big Tobacco

This week, a European association of tobacco growers called UNITAB will be holding their 33rd Congress in Budapest, Hungary. This is one of several tobacco growers’ association events this year organised to attempt to undermine a lifesaving global public
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 25, 2012 07:24
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[Hungary] Hungarian national tobacco stores closed for 60 days to lose concessions

Naitonal tobacco stores in Hungary are not allowed to operate in hypermarkets and at petrol stores anymore, as new regulations have been introduced. Many Hungarian national tobacco stores had to close at Friday midnight according to new regulations proh
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Jun 2, 2014 14:07
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