Rules for Smoking in the Workplace

What legal instruments are there to solve the problem of smoking at work?

Hungary is one of the countries where people smoke the most; therefore it is a never-ending story: Can smoking be banned completely during working hours?

Non-smokers often feel that they work more. Nonetheless, employees who smoke are not entitled to more breaks than others.  However, employers may adopt certain rules to reduce tension between co-workers such as a regulation on how to take breaks.
There are also legal instruments to regulate smoking in the workplace.
In principle, employers may not prohibit smoking completely, but they have the right to declare their workplace smoke free. However, relevant legal condition applies and this must be an initiative of the employees or requires their agreement.
You can find a comprehensive oversight in our Hungarian blog entry.
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