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SWITZERLAND: A ban on tobacco and e-cigarettes in 2019 stations.

SWITZERLAND: A ban on tobacco and e-cigarettes in 2019 stations.

As of June 2019, all stations in Switzerland will be non-smokers. Passengers wishing to light a cigarette or use an e-cigarette may do so in specially marked areas on the platforms.


NON-SMOKING AND NON-VAPOUS STATIONS IN JUNE 2019


The stations will become non-smoking places from 1er June 2019, decided the Union of Public Transport (UTP) after a trial period. It will, however, be possible to grill one in the areas marked on the platforms. This regulation also concerns the e-cigarette, as explained in 20 Minutes Ueli Stückelberger, Director of the Transit Association. "They (e-cigarettes) are treated in the same way as conventional cigarettes and can only be consumed in smoking areas. "

The UTP considers that better air quality and less pollution should contribute to more conviviality on the docks. The cleanup costs were also going down, she said Friday. These changes meet both the travelers' expectations for cleanliness and smells, and the needs of smokers.

Compared to Europe, cigarette regulation is very liberal in Swiss railway stations, says UTP. Three out of four respondents wanted the current regulation to be changed. In cooperation with the UTP, the Federal Office of Transport (OTF) and the Rhätische Bahn (RhB), SBB tested two anti-smoking regulations in six stations in 2018.

source : Lenouvelliste.ch/

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