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E-cigarettes: ban on advertising comes back on the Table

The findings of the latest study, according to the authors of concern: The young people go to E-cigarettes. Vaping is in. Every second Boy and every third girl

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E-cigarettes: ban on advertising comes back on the Table

The findings of the latest study, according to the authors of concern: The young people go to E-cigarettes. Vaping is in. Every second Boy and every third girl at the age of 15 have tried it.

According to the results of last year's national student survey, commissioned by the Federal office for health (BAG) attracts almost a quarter of the boys ' day-to-day in such a device. And the number of children and young people who sacrifice themselves for the Vapor, is likely to be increased further. Because the survey was made before Juul, the iPhone is among the E-cigarettes came on the market.

Toni Berthel, the President of the Federal Commission for addiction, is alarmed: "children develop through the highly addictive nicotine, an addictive behavior and get used to it, to grab in case of Stress or boredom to the E-cigarette." The have drastic consequences: addicts would tend to be even more addicted to consume substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, or Joints.

All want to assure children and young people

politicians protect that you are taking this phenomenon seriously. "The study reinforces the aspirations of the new tobacco product act in such a way that the protection of children and young people is a top priority," says Joachim Eder, President of the stand ätlichen health Commission (SGK). With regard to the consumption and sale of conventional cigarettes and vapor devices, the: The act provides for a minimum age of 18 years, up to now, the sale was governed varies from Canton to Canton.

Otherwise it looks for the advertising : The Parliament had rejected the Federal act on tobacco products in December 2016, the Federal Council. Main reason: It wanted to ban the advertising have anything to do with a blanket. The free market economy was more important than the prevention. The health Minister Alain Berset had to after the victory of the tobacco lobby on the books, and now presents a new edition. The limitations of the advertising in the cinema or on posters, sales promotion and sponsorship are deleted. Tobacco advertising aimed specifically at minors, should remain prohibited.

"It is clear that the strong Lobbying of the tobacco industry has led to a General advertising ban, this template has been tilted," the CVP-health politician, national councillor Ruth Humbel. It is hypocritical to advocate for more protection of minors and advertising bans.

"Teens should come little in contact with tobacco advertising."Erich Ettlin, the Council of States (OW, CVP)

will react Like the Parliament to the study, soon: The SGK of the Council of States will start in two weeks, the detail of advice to the tobacco product act. Previously SVP, the FDP and parts of the CVP were reluctant to have a comprehensive advertising ban. This Front seems to crumble, like a survey among health policy-makers of the Council of States. A certain malaise is, however, in the case of some. As a bourgeois politician, he was a prohibition against General advertising, says the Obwalden Chancellery, Erich Ettlin (CVP) Council of States: "But we must manage it somehow, that young people get as little as possible in contact with tobacco advertising."

Zero contact with the Association calls for "Yes to the protection of children and young people from tobacco advertising." His Initiative he launched after the rejection desTabakproduktegesetzes, the template should be in the summer, submitted. The Council of States have find it in the Hand, "again, on the ground of reason," says Reto Wiesli from the initiative Committee.

The tobacco industry launched a counter-offensive

It is hardly a coincidence that British American Tobacco sent yesterday a reminder for a Media event. Title of the event: "Fags ade – Innovation, relieves the lungs to 100 percent." General Manager Mads Larsen wants to talk about the Transformation of his industry, away from the smoke, to healthy Vaping. Swiss Cigarette, the industry Association of cigarette producers has already been made in the consultation process for tobacco product law is clear that you do not think that cigarettes and their electronic counterparts treated equally.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 28.03.2019, 23:04 PM

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