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On December 22, 2011, the Hungarian government finalized legislation that required pictorial health warnings to cover 30% of the front and 40% of the back of smoked tobacco packages. The warning requirements came into force at the manufacturer level on September 1, 2012. Hungary rotates through three sets of 14 warnings.

A new set of larger warnings were implemented August 20, 2016. The new warnings must cover 65% of the front and back of the package. Retailers were given 9 months (until May 20, 2017) to transition to packages displaying the new warnings.

Plain packaging requirements were finalized on August 16, 2016, and will come into force on May 20, 2019.

Legislation and Regulations

Hungary’s Legislation Library

Health Warnings

2012 to 2016**

Hungary 2012 Addiction - clever
Addiction
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Addiction - lived experience, clever
Addiction
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Addiction - lived experience
Addiction
Hungary
2012

Hungary 2012 Constituents - diseased organ, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Constituents - lived experience, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Constituents - internal image, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 ETS baby - internal image of baby, targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 ETS baby - lived experience, baby, targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 ETS baby - targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 ETS children - lived experience, children (2)
ETS – Child
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 ETS children - lived experience, children (3)
ETS – Child
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 ETS children - lived experience, children
ETS – Child
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Health Effects sex - bio image, damage sperm and decrease fertility
Health Effects – Sex
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Health Effects sex - bio image, infertility
Health Effects – Sex
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Health Effects sex - impotence, clever
Health Effects – Sex
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Health Effects sex - internal image, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Health Effects sex - lived experience, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Health Effects sex - lived experience, infertility
Health Effects – Sex
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - addiction, efficacy
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - efficacy (2)
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - efficacy
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - health benefits, coronary heart disease, plain warning
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - image, efficacy
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - lived experience, efficacy
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - lived experience, health benefits, heart and lung disease
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - statistics, efficacy
Quitting
Hungary
2012
Hungary 2012 Quitting - stickman image, health benefits, heart and lung disease
Quitting
Hungary
2012

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