Switzerland and cigarettes

Switzerland’s ideals regarding individual liberty include an attitude to smoking that is prehistoric.

In Switzerland the price of a packet of Marlboros is a bit over 8CHF. You can probably get one cheaper.

In Australia the price of a packet of Marloros is $24, that is to say, double at the current exchange rate.

In Switzerland the decision as to whether children may smoke is a matter for the cantons. There are cantons where the permitted age is 16 and still cantons with no age restriction at all.

In Switzerland all outdoor areas in restaurants are smoking areas where one may eat if one can bear it.

To sum up, you get the idea in Switzerland that they think smoking is good for cancer. And I guess if you look at it the right way…it is.


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