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Aug 16, 2018

Hungarian government taking new steps to protect ‘non-smokers’

János Lázár has been appointed the prime minister’s commissioner in charge of “the protection of non-smokers”

The Hungarian government is taking steps in order to protect ‘non-smokers’ up and down the country.

János Lázár has been appointed the prime minister’s commissioner in charge of “the protection of non-smokers”.

According to Magyar Közlöny, the commissioner will work to “preserve the achievements of previous government measures aimed at protecting non-smokers” as well as to make preparations for and coordinate “government activities concerning the regulation of the tobacco market”.

In his new position, Lázár will coordinate the elaboration of short and long-term strategies concerning the protection of non-smokers, as well as the government’s position on new tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

The commissioner will report directly to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and will not receive the remuneration defined in the law on government members and state secretaries.