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Switzerland implemented their current policy to place health warnings on all cigarette packages in January 2010. The health warnings, including the border, are required to cover 48% of the front and 63% of the back of all cigarette packages. Overall, 56% of the package space is appropriated to health warnings. Switzerland will rotate through three sets of 14 images. The first set was used starting in 2010. The second and third set of 14 images will be introduced in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

Switzerland also prohibits the terms “light” and “mild” from appearing on packages.

As well, Switzerland requires tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide emission numbers to appear on the side of packages. These emission numbers are generated using the ISO machine smoking method.

Legislation and Regulations

Switzerland’s Legislation Library

Health Warning Reports, Publications & Presentations

Switzerland’s Health Warning Document Library

Plain Packaging Reports, Publications & Presentations

Switzerland’s Plain Packaging Document Library

Health Warnings

Additional Resources: Swiss Confederation Federal Department of Health – Health Warning Series

2014 to 2016**

Switzerland 2014-2016  ETS baby - lived experience, baby, targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016  ETS children - lived experience, children 2
ETS – Child
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Addiction - lived experience, clever
Addiction
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Consituents - lived experience, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects arteries - lived experience, clogged arteries, heart attack, stroke, graphic
Health Effects – Arteries
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects death - lived experience, toe tag, die younger
Health Effects – Death
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects lung - lived experience, lung cancer
Health Effects – Lung
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects mouth - oral cancer, gross 2
Health Effects – Mouth
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects sex - impotence, clever
Health Effects – Sex
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects sex -bio image, damage sperm and decrease fertility
Health Effects – Sex
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Health Effects wrinkles - image, wrinkles
Health Effects – Wrinkles
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Quitting - efficacy 2
Quitting
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Quitting - efficacy 1
Quitting
Switzerland
2014
Switzerland 2014-2016 Quitting - lived experience, health benefits, heart and lung disease
Quitting
Switzerland
2014

2012 to 2014**

Switzerland 2012-2014  ETS children - lived experience, children 1
ETS – Child
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Addiction - lived experience
Addiction
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Consituents - diseased organ, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 ETS baby - internal image of baby, targets pregnant women 1
ETS – Baby
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects arteries - lived experience, clogged arteries, heart attack, stroke
Health Effects – Arteries
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects death - average loss of years, plain warning
Health Effects – Death
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects lung - internal image, lung cancer
Health Effects – Lung
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects mouth - oral cancer
Health Effects – Mouth
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects sex - internal image, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects sex - lived experience, infertility
Health Effects – Sex
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects stroke - statistic, plain warning
Health Effects – Stroke
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Health Effects wrinkles - clever
Health Effects – Wrinkles
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Quitting - image, efficacy
Quitting
Switzerland
2012
Switzerland 2012-2014 Quitting - lived experience, efficacy
Quitting
Switzerland
2012

2010 to 2012**

Switzerland 2010-2012 Addiction - clever
Addiction
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Consituents - internal image, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 ETS baby - targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 ETS children - lived experience, children
ETS – Child
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Health Effects death - lived experience, morgue, die younger
Health Effects – Death
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Health Effects lung - diseased organ, lung cancer, gross
Health Effects – Lung
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Health Effects mouth - oral cancer
Health Effects – Mouth
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Health Effects sex - sperm image, infertility
Health Effects – Sex
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Health Effects sex - lived experience, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Health Effects wrinkles - lived experience, wrinkles
Health Effects – Wrinkles
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Quitting - addiction, efficacy
Quitting
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Quitting - efficacy 2
Quitting
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Quitting - health benefits, coronary heart disease, plain warning
Quitting
Switzerland
2010
Switzerland 2010-2012 Quitting - stickman image, health benefits, heart and lung disease
Quitting
Switzerland
2010

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