Regional smoking ban in restaurants and bars

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Switzerland is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities.
The country is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and
Liechtenstein to the east. The Swiss population of about 7.7 million people concentrates mostly on the Plateau,
where the largest cities are located. Two major cities are Zurich and Geneva, which play, in part, the role
of a global center.

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by capita gross domestic product. GDP per capital is
stimated about $68,000, which is higher than the large EU countries and Japan, ranking 6th behind
Luxemburg, Norway, Qatar, Iceland and Ireland.

The Engadin Valley
Tourism constitutes an important revenue for the less industrialized alpine regions.

Four national languages Source: Wikipedia
French German Italian Romansh

イタリア国境に近い、イタリア語圏で著名観光地、ルガーノのあるティチーノ( Ticino )州でレストラン、カフェ、



Lucerne's houses stand along the River Reuss, seen from Kapell Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe.
The bridge was originally built in 14th centuries, and rebuilt after the fire in 1993, photographed in

Brienz Rothorn Bahn, a narrow gauge steam hauled cog railway,which starts from Brienz.
Photographed in 1989

(L) Panorama Express PR photo
(M) Panorama Express departed from Montreux Station for Oberland.
- Oversized windows extend into the roof cove provide all-round panoramic views, photographed in 1989.
(R) A smoking-car of the Glacier Express at the plateform of St. Moritz Station, photographed in 1989.
No more smoking-car in Swiss railways since 2005, when the total ban was enforced for all trains.

The photo shows a beautiful lake seen from the Golden Pass Line, one of the most picturesque in Switzerland.
It links Montreux, Interlaken and Lucerne, photographed from the train in

A Jungfrau Railway climbs up to the top of Europe ( 3,454 m ). The train departs at Interlaken Ost,
moving up through Lauterbrunnen-Wengen-Kleine, and finally arrives at under rock station of Jungfraujoch.
These pictures show a magnificent scenery, picturesque alpine villages

Interior of Jungfrau Railway train, photographed in 1970.


Smoking Ban in Switzerland

Geneva introduced a stricter ban, which includes bars and restaurants, on the other hand, Zurich
has only outlawed smoking in public buildings.
The southern Italian-speaking Ticino region became the first canton to introduce a smoking ban
in indoor public places in April 2007. The House of Representatives rejected a plan by the Senate
to ban smoking in restaurants in July 2008. However, it came out in favor of granting the country's
26 cantonal authorities the right to impose tougher rules than on a federal level. The situation
leaves visitors to the country encountering different smoking regulations in the regions apart from
a few kilometers.

Source: July 1, 2008 Swiss News


団体からなる喫煙に反対する連盟 が、スイス全土の全ての公共建造物内での喫煙を禁止する
イニシアチブを立ち上げた。 スイス全26州の約半分は、バーやレストランでの喫煙を制限する

スイス国民は禁煙を望んでいる 。もし、このイニシアチブを反映した新法が可決されれば、
レストラン、バー、学校、病院など、公共の建物の中では全面的に禁煙となる。 また職場でも

喫煙室で給仕をしてもよい。 しかしザンクトガレンの州議会議員エリカ・フォースター氏は、

イニシアチブ支持者は、建物の大きさを計算する方法にはあまりにもたくさんの抜け穴があり 、


A cafe-Bar in the city of Basel, photographed in June 2011.

Swiss rejected a full ban on smoking in public spaces.

Voters in Switzerland have rejected a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places
at a referendum. Although Geneva voted slightly in favor, results from the country's
other 25 cantons showed a majority of voters rejected a full ban.

Hotels, restaurants and bars are allowed rooms for smokers but critics say workers' health
is at risk. Restrictions introduced two years ago were watered down after lobbying from
the catering trade and tobacco firms.

In some cantons, more than 70% of voters rejected the ban, according to a Geneva newspaper.
Geneva itself bucked for the trend by supporting the ban by 52% to 48%. Geneva and seven
other cantons have already imposed their own comprehensive bans on indoor smoking in
places of employment while the remaining, smaller cantons have been less restrictive.

The result was welcomed by the Swiss Business Federation which called it "heartening."
"The initiative would have imposed more costs on restaurateurs who have already made
considerable investments to protect non-smokers," it said in a statement.

The Swiss Socialist party "deplored" the result, saying that better protection against
passive smoking would have "incontestably been a major step in the improvement of workers' 
conditions." In the cantons where these laws enforced banning smoking rooms, are already,
in effect, we saw immediately... a 20% drop in hospitalization due to cardiovascular incidents,
heart attacks and these kinds of problems," he said.

La Tribune de Geneve suggests voters rejected a full ban because they did not want
to force the smaller cantons into changing their local laws, and because of resentment
at perceived state interference in people's lives. Source: BBC News 23 September 2012

What can we learn from a smoke free action by the German SPD.
「講演」ドイツ受動喫煙防止法に学ぶ( 2009年6月・東京 )

Smoking ban in France, Germany 2011 フランス・ドイツ喫煙規制
Germany Smoking status in Germany 2013 ドイツ喫煙実態および規制
Switzerland  Basal 2011 バーゼル紀行
Switzerland  Smoking status in Switzerland 2013 スイス喫煙実態および規制


Railway Travel around the World 世界鉄道旅行
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

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The articles were written in March 2008, and revised in September 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
Copyright (C) 2008 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.

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