and cigarette health warnings
will require picture based health warning messages on
tobacco products no later than January 1, 2010.
Between May 2006 and 2010, new text-only messages were
introduced covering of the package.
tobacco ordinance 2004 (including specifications for text
warnings in article 12) # RS 817.06
ordinance for pictorial health warnings 2007 (see annex 1
of PDF for images) # RS 817.064
for public consultation pictorial health warnings 2007
report (German, Italian)
release: pictorial health warnings to support quitting
(French, German, Italian)
law is administered by the
Department of Home Affairs, Public Health Office.
like Australia, has developed rotational warnings in
advance. In Switzerland, there will be three sets of 14
images that will be rotated starting in 2010, 2012 and
total space given to health warning message and the border
around them in Switzerland is one of the highest in the
world, at 56% (48% of the front and 63% of the back).
[See Rob Cunningham's 2007 comparative survey].
package of cigarettes sold in Switzerland will also
display a national quit line number (which is operated by
the Swiss Cancer League and the Swiss Association for
are the new warnings that will have to appear on Swiss
packages beginning in 2010.