The famous e-cigarette « Juul "Which is a cardboard in the United States does not stop to make controversy. His upcoming arrival in Switzerland raises real fears, these being mainly due to the high nicotine levels present in the product.
The "Juul", this new-generation e-cigarette is raging in young Americans, so much so that the brand has passed into everyday language. But his arrival in Switzerland worries some circles. The Vaud Green Liberal MP Graziella Schaller has thus challenged the cantonal government on the legal status of the electronic cigarette.
Because it is now extremely easy to obtain in Switzerland. " For the moment, there is no law" , remember Isabelle Pasini, Swiss Vape Trade Association (SVTA), the Swiss association of professionals of the branch, which brings together retailers and the main actors. " But we all agreed to install a kind of self-control. We wrote a code of conduct, called a codex, where everyone agreed not to sell electronic cigarettes containing nicotine to minors", She says.
In the absence of legislation on the issue, we can sell an electronic cigarette and recharge to anyone, regardless of age, without risking penalties. Only cantonal exception: the Valais will impose next year to have 18 years.
Because this device has an unexpected legal status at the federal level. " It is completely paradoxical, it is assimilated to food, it is treated in the same law", Says Graziella Schaller. " Probably that will change, but not before 2020 or 2022. There is an ongoing consultation, and I really hope that it will be considered tobacco products to protect young people, who currently can have extremely easy access to these products.".
source : Rts.ch/