While e-cigarettes are now legal again in Hungary, it still remains one of the strictest EU countries for e-cigarette regulation, with substantial fines for certain violations.
E-cigarette products can only be purchased at licensed tobacco stores
All flavored e-liquids are banned nationwide
Vaping is prohibited in all public places (including tobacco stores), except where smoking is allowed
Selling or trading any e-cigarette products (even on a casual basis) without a license is strictly prohibited
We strongly recommend that you abide by these restrictions, as there are substantial fines for violations:
If you are caught vaping where it is not allowed, you may be fined up to 250,000 HUF. (USD$980)
If you are a business and fail to comply with the indoor ‘no vaping’ rule, you may be fined up to 2,500,000 HUF. (USD$9,800)
If you sell or trade any e-cigarette product without a license, you may be fined up to 50,000,000 HUF. (USD$196,000)
Hungary now abides by the EU TPD, and as such, nicotine content of e-liquid must be less than or equal to 20mg/mL, single use e-cigarettes as well as e-cigarette tanks must not exceed 2mL, and volume of refill bottles must not exceed 10mL.
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Hungary became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.
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