Budapest, May 3 (MTI) – The covers can be removed from tobacco shop windows and only the products must be hidden from sight, public news channel M1 reported on Sunday.
The issue of dark foil covers on shop windows came into focus over a recent murder of a shop assistant in Kaposvar, central Hungary, after critics said the fact that shops are papered over helped attract crime.
On Thursday, cabinet chief Janos Lazar said the law on tobacco shops will be amended if necessary, to protect shop assistants and people working night shifts.
Some shop owners have started using blinds to cover tobacco products in the shop instead of covering windows with foil. The law states that tobacco products cannot be on display in a shop for underage people to see, M1 reported.
Wednesday’s cabinet meeting will address the issue, the report said.