In Switzerland, the Grand Council of the canton of Bern gave a strong signal on Wednesday to ensure a good protection of the youth face e-cigarette. Legislation will be put in place very soon.
The Grand Council of the Canton of Bern wants to protect the youth against the "dangers" of the e-cigarette. Its members widely accepted Wednesday a motion that asked to extend the protection of young people against vaping. The cantonal legislature did not wish to wait until the entry into force of the federal law on tobacco products, which will take place at the earliest on the 2022 horizon.
However, according to the PLR (Liberal Radical Party), it was necessary to wait for the Confederation to position itself on the e-cigarette. For the radical liberals, it is not permissible for each canton to develop a legal framework to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes. An argument that did not convince the other factions of the Grand Council who all voted in favor of this motion which seeks above all to ensure the protection of youth, target audience of the tobacco industry. The SVP, which usually tends to advocate personal responsibility, has also affirmed the importance that the canton legislates on e-cigarettes for the sake of its young citizens.
The tone was similar at the Director of Health: " Be responsible and protect our youth "Hammered the State Councilor, Pierre Alain Schnegg. The cantonal parliament finally endorsed this motion by 122 votes against 16 and 4 abstentions.
source : Rjb.ch/