Decree will prohibit tobacco sales at shopping malls, petrol stations

Mészáros Lőrinc és Orbán Viktor

Retail tobacco sales will be prohibited in businesses larger than 2,500sqm and at petrol stations from June of next year, according to a government decree published in the latest issue of official gazette Magyar Kozlony.Shops at such locations may continue operating until May 30, 2014 under the decree. Hungary introduced a state monopoly on retail tobacco sales last July with the aim of keeping the products away from children.