Lázár Appointed Commissioner For Defence Of Non-Smokers

  • 16 Aug 2018 7:12 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Lázár Appointed Commissioner For Defence Of Non-Smokers
János Lázár, head of the Prime Minister’s Office in the previous government, has been appointed the prime minister’s commissioner in charge of “the protection of nonsmokers” effective August 15, the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny reported.

According to the announcement, 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”.

Lázár, in his new position, will coordinate the elaboration of short and longterm 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, Magyar Közlöny said.

MTI Photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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