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.