Currently, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are considered a commodity under Swiss law and are therefore not subject to the same regulations that have been applied to regular cigarettes. However, upcoming laws may regulate the devices as tobacco products, and hence would ban their sales to under 18s.
This ban will go into effect on the 1st of October, and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary said that this decision is welcomed as it would better safeguard the health of youngsters.
On the other hand last April, Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court overturned a ban on the sales of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes. The court accepted the argument that such products are freely sold in the European Union.
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