World Heart Federation calls for strict regulation of e-cigarettes
In a new policy brief, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling on governments to introduce stricter regulations on e-cigarettes and greater oversight of marketing and sales strategies to stop the e-cigarette epidemic.
Vaping: The real dollars behind fake consumer organisations
""Vaping: The real dollars behind fake consumer organisations" is a newly-published investigation by “Le Monde” and “The Investigative Desk” (Netherlands) that reveals the alliance between the tobacco lobby and the networks of American oil tycoons to prevent regulations on electronic cigarettes.
Tobacco Industry Lobby Index: Switzerland ranks second to last worldwide
Switzerland comes in an inglorious 79th place (out of 80) in the new 2021 Tobacco Lobby Index, only just ahead of the Dominican Republic. Once again it becomes clear: the tobacco industry interferes massively in Swiss politics in order to be able to freely market and sell its deadly and harmful products.
The right to quality education is at the heart of the UN's fourth sustainable development goal. Yet tobacco use puts its achievement at risk. Read more in our new contribution to our series of articles!
Now it is clear: With the weak Tobacco Products Act, Switzerland will have the weakest rules for tobacco advertising in Europe. Ratification of the WHO Framework Convention (FCTC) is thus made impossible, as Federal Councillor Alain Berset emphasised.
Ending Tobacco Farming Could Free Over 4 Million Hectares Across 120 Countries
Many forget that tobacco plays a crucial role in tackling climate change and the future of agriculture and food security. Currently, tobacco is grown in over 125 countries as a cash crop, over an estimated area of 4 million hectares.
The Swiss Parliament will debate the Tobacco Products Act this week. In an interview with Le Temps, our director Luciano Ruggia explains how politicians play into the hands of the tobacco lobby and do not consider tobacco as a public health problem.
FDA Denies Marketing Applications for About 55,000 Flavored E-Cigarette Products
On 26 August 2021, the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) announced a ban on the sale of more than 55 000 flavoured electronic cigarette products because they pose a health risk to young people. In Switzerland, all of these products are freely available without any control regarding their chemical content, without any government restriction on sales to minors and without any taxation.
“New" Tobacco Products: Developments and Consequences
In a new article in the Schweizerische Ärztezeitung (SÄZ), Luciano Ruggia, Managing Director of AT Switzerland, sheds light on the variety of new tobacco and nicotine products and their consequences for young people and public health in Switzerland.
How the tobacco industry uses pricing to undermine tobacco taxation
Taxing tobacco products is the most effective means of controlling tobacco use, so the tobacco industry uses a range of sophisticated pricing strategies to undermine the preventive effect of tax increases.
Second-hand smoke protection: canton Valais as pioneer?
The canton of Valais extends the protection against second-hand smoke and the ban on advertising tobacco products. Four questions to Alexandre Dubuis of Promotion santé Valais regarding the new ordinance, which came into force on 1 July 2021.
Simpler, modern, professional: AT Switzerland has a new look
The Swiss Association for Tobacco Control has a new appearance. Alongside the modernisation of the logo, the focus is also on the newly designed website. This new corporate design strengthens the positioning of AT Switzerland.