Monday, September 29, 2008

Update: Smoking Vote in Zurich

As an update to my Smoking Laws in Switzerland post on the 23rd of September, I am very happy to announce that ' Voters in and around Zurich have voted against allowing people to smoke in cafes and restaurants, supporting an initiative to protect passive smokers.' - source Swissinfo.ch.

YES!

As the 'News' paper this morning says on the front page, 'The People are sending smokers into the fresh air!' Clever, clever, and long overdue. Unfortunately, it doesn't mentioned in either of the articles when the new legislation will be enforced... but we will soon be able to breath again (at least in cafes and restaurants in Zurich and Basel!)

Read the full article.

4 comments:

Jul said...

Oooo, exciting! I hope it goes into effect soon, before it gets really cold out. We hardly ever went out in Zurich in the winters, because when we opened the door to a bar or cafe, we'd be assaulted by a wave of hot, smoky air that was most unpleasant.

Bluefish said...

Yay! Finally! It'll be so great for non smokers to have fresh air everywhere.

Swiss Miss said...

Yes!! I can hardly believe it. Now maybe we will go out more often. If only they could put price regulations in place too...

Jessica said...

The only snag is that I think these new regulations won't go into effect until January 2010!!!! I don't know what we will do until then... talk about dangling the carrot!

 

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