Switzerland set to ban disposable e-cigarettes

June 17, 2024 by swissinfo.ch

Switzerland set to ban disposable e-cigarettes

Switzerland's House of Representatives voted to ban disposable e-cigarettes due to environmental and health concerns. Christophe Clivaz from the Greens pushed for the ban, citing pollution and addiction risks. The motion aims to prevent the sale of 'puff bars,' popular among youths for their flavors and colors. The government would amend the law to enforce the ban, despite opposition from Interior Minister Baume-Schneider. The Federal Council considers the ban premature, and now, the Senate will decide. The motion addresses the millions of disposed units that harm the environment and pose health risks.


23.50% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 1.7 million current smokers in Switzerland.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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