Voters in Swiss approve near total ban of tobacco advertisement in newspapers, internet and everywhere, where young people can see them.
The people have understood that health is more important than economic interests. Thus coming up with the decision to bad advertising of tobacco.
Gilbert Zulian, Swiss Cancer League said, “to ban advertising has nothing to do with depriving the freedom of tobacco customers to smoke, it’s the opposite. We are not saying to people ‘don’t smoke’, we are saying ‘don’t advertise a toxic product that puts people’s health in danger”.
Swiss voters approved the restriction 57% in favour of the ban. A resident added “I voted in favor of banning tobacco advertising on minors, I think the only argument of the opponents was the collapse of the Swiss economy”.
Currently, most tobacco advertising is legal at a national level, except on television and radio. Anything that has tobacco will be removed from billboards and anywhere were it specifically targeting minors. young people might see it.
The new tobacco advertising restriction could conceivably be added to a new tobacco law already due to take effect next year, and which for the first time will set a nationwide minimum age for the purchase of tobacco products.