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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 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] 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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[Europe, Hungary] EU anti-smoking effort: Are bigger labels enough?

Attempts to make smoking less appealing have delivered partial success. The current EU directive came into effect 12 years ago yet smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death with 700,000 casualties per year. Statistics show a 12% drop betwee
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Nov 5, 2013 18:01
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[Hungary] Gov't could prohibit tobacco shops in large retail spaces

Hungary's government is planning to amend legislation to prohibit tobacco sales in large retail spaces, daily Magyar Hirlap said on Thursday, citing an unnamed government source. The amendment would prohibit the shops from operating in retail spaces la
All Hungary Media Group (AHMG) (hu)
added Aug 29, 2013 14:38
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[Hungary] Government mulls further restrictions to tobacco trade

The government is weighing options to further restrict the scope of locations where tobacco products can be legally sold, political daily Magyar Hírlap reported. While only those who have received a license under the state monopoly on tobacco product t
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Aug 29, 2013 12:55
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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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[Hungary] Chokehold on smokers

Now anti-smoking activists are launching a petition drive to force a national referendum on banning smoking in all public places – outdoors as well as in, after the National Election Commission gave them the go-ahead last week. If they can collect the req
Budapest Times (hu)
added Jul 6, 2013 19:05
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[Hungary] Referendum would ban smoking in public areas

All Hungary Media Group (AHMG) (hu)
added Jul 4, 2013 23:48
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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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