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The Smoking ban comes now on playgrounds?

Catalina Wolf is not a fanatical smoker. Earlier, before she had children, she lit a regular cigarette, still own, and occasionally, just in front of the children. And yet you want to obtain now, in your municipality of Dietikon, a ban on Smoking on public playgrounds.

The chances of you success are good, because Catalina Wolf is a member of the municipal Council of Dietikon, the Parliament of the district's main town. As such, it has the opportunity to put this issue on the political Agenda. And it was well received.

Supported by almost all parties

The Motion, in asking you, as a representative of the Greens in the city Council quite clearly, a ban on public playgrounds smoke, was of 15 of the 36 members of Parliament co-signed. Of AL to SVP, as well as representatives of the FDP, which would otherwise hold the right to self-determination is so high that they have signed.

Only the CVP is missing, is the way in Dietikon traditionally been strong and five seats. The CVP, as Wolf said not to have spoken in the run-up to it. You would only have had a group session in which they were able to the concern to discuss. Sixteen votes for the Motion are so sure, nine of the ten it takes for a wire Transfer.

highly toxic Butts

the idea for the push she got when she was with her children on a Playground and Butts were lying around. "Babies explore everything with their mouth, what they take in the Hand.

A cigarette butt can be very dangerous." It refers to the world health organization, which cigarette butts contain up to 7000 partially toxic chemicals. At least five of which are carcinogenic.


Would you support a ban on Smoking in playgrounds in your community?






184 votes





184 votes

Outside of Switzerland, such a ban is already more common. In France, for example, a Smoking ban has applied since 2015 and in playgrounds, in some German Federal States it is also known, or it is discussed.

In Switzerland, although it is asked on some playgrounds, to smoke. A real Smoking but there are only a few places. So for example in Chur. And has been since 2008. How came it there? And how is it working out for you? Ueli Caluori, police commander of the city of Chur recalls: "The prohibition of Smoking in playgrounds and school facilities were at that time no reason to the larger debate."

In Chur, do not, in General, the consumption of any addictive substances on the school areas and public playgrounds. Playgrounds on the outskirts of the city, which are often used by families and Clubs, are excluded from the ban.

"The feedback is almost exclusively positive, even outside of politics."Catalina Wolf, mayor of Dietikon (Green)

in 2017, has pronounced the Chur police 42 fines for violation of the Smoking ban, last year 27. It says in the fine list, and a police officer or a police officer may impose directly a fine in the amount of 50 francs.

The acceptance was very good, especially since it is limited to areas where mainly children, says Caluori. "However, the prevention and Information was given from the very beginning, great importance." Often these areas are outside of school times, is the place for teenagers or young adults. The police presence is felt, is defined and informed in advance, especially at the beginning of the warmer Season of the year.

Less waste

Catalina, Wolf promises, moreover, as a welcome side-effect of such a prohibition to a discharge of the cleaning service wants. In Chur, this was the case. The police commander refers to the fact that in these places, the consumption of alcohol is prohibited. "Therefore, this places a load less to stay longer and waste produce."

The Motion is expected to be on 6. February in the municipal Council will be discussed. You are to be transferred, to prepare the city Council a request that then comes again before the Parliament. It is assumed, would be a Referendum possible, which would lead to a referendum.

Catalina Wolf, however, is confident that the business is pushing at an actually open doors. "The feedback is almost exclusively positive, even outside of politics. That one should not smoke in presence of children is widely accepted." (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 29.01.2019, 11:01 PM

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