Festival-goers may have to bum smokes this summer

In Hungary

Hungary's new state monopoly on tobacco sales could leave festival-goers this summer without anything to light up, daily Népszabadság said on Thursday. The monopoly will come into force on July 1, 2013, and concession winners have already been named; however, the legislation is unclear on how tobacco may be sold at remote festival venues, the paper said. The organizers of Sziget, a week-long festival on an island in the Danube, told the paper they hope a solution on the sale of cigarettes at festival venues can be found soon.

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