With the legalization of nicotine products in Switzerland, a beginning of regulation begins to emerge. The cigarette, the legal cannabis and the electronic cigarette will be prohibited at least 18 years in Valais, decided Thursday the Great Council. With regard to the e-cigarette, the canton takes a pioneering decision in Switzerland.
Until now, the sale of tobacco was authorized from the age of 16 in Valais. The law will come into force on January 1, 2019. In the event of non-compliance, the fine may reach up to CHF 50 (Swiss francs) for sellers.
Prevention circles are delighted with this change, especially as they consider the current statistics worrying. " We know that between 15 and 17 years old, 15% of young people are smokers", Recalls in Alexandre Dubuis, responsible for Cipret-Valais. " It is important to act on this age group, because we know that the younger we start, the more likely we are to smoke for a long time. »
source : Rts.ch/