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SWITZERLAND: A popular initiative to fight against tobacco and vaping advertising

SWITZERLAND: A popular initiative to fight against tobacco and vaping advertising

Would we be moving towards an end to tolerance for advertising on tobacco and vaping products in Switzerland? In any case, this is what many claim professional organizations who support the popular initiative " Yes to the protection of children and young people against tobacco advertising ».


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It is almost an example apart, Switzerland has always chosen tolerance for advertising on tobacco and vaping products. Yet voices are raised to demand the end of this exception. " In the print media and the Internet, advertising of tobacco and nicotine products remains permitted, as does sponsorship of national events. There is therefore no longer any question of effective protection of minors  »Declare several professional organizations.

These organizations including the Swiss Lung League or the Swiss Pneumology Society specify that " even the minimum requirements of the WHO Global Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), not ratified by Switzerland, are not being met. From the point of view of health policy and the economy, it is completely incomprehensible " page (in French).

The undersigned companies conclude that the law on tobacco products drawn up by parliament is insufficient. For effective protection of minors, comprehensive restrictions on advertising, promotion of conventional, alternative tobacco products and e-cigarettes are absolutely necessary. This does not limit their availability for adults addicted to tobacco. 

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