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Swiss vote to ban nearly all tobacco advertising

Swiss vote to ban nearly all tobacco advertising

The Swiss voted on Sunday to tighten their notoriously lax tobacco laws by banning virtually all advertising of the hazardous products. Nearly 57 percent of voters and 16 of Switzerland's 26 cantons backed the near-total tobacco advertising ban, final results showed. "We are extremely happy. The people understood that health is more important than economic interests," Stefanie De Borba of the Swiss League against Cancer, told AFP.

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