Hungary bans smoking in public places
From 1st of April smoking is strictly prohibited in every public places including restaurants, pubs, bus stops and playgrounds.
For the protection of non-smokers Hungarian Parliament approved to ban smoking in every public places from January 2012. Now the three month grace period has come to its end, and from the 1st of April fines will be imposed for those who will smoking on prohibited spots, like in public institutions, on public transport vehicles, at stations, underground pedestrian passages and in playgrounds.
Health authorities will check the places and individuals smoking in forbidden areas will be fined up to 50,000 HUF, but suppliers (restaurants, pubs, institutions, etc.) can be fined up to 2,5 million HUF. So take it serious!
There are still places marked as smoking areas, where prohibition is invalid. Ask for it to be sure.