Smoking is more the norm in Switzerland or at least it is far more accepted than our neighbors of North America. Yet, another movement to banning smokers is about to go into effect at the end of this year in Switzerland.
Smoking will be banned in Switzerland’s trains, buses, and boat services as well as inside transport company buildings from December 11, 2005.
"The Public Transport Union (PTU) said protecting passengers against passive smoking was more important than individual freedoms."
I for one am very happy for this change since it is quite a burden when you have to walk through the smoke just to get into a non-smoking cabin. Other advantages will include not having to pass up every car you go by. I just hope the unwelcome odor will also go with the smoking ban. Unfortunately, this will not take place until the end of the year.
At least there is a healthier advance around the world now towards living in a smoke free world. Here are two great resources to find smoke free areas while you are going out in Switzerland.