'Smoking kills' reinforced.

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Like in other European countries, Switzerland, too, has decided to make health warnings more prominent on cigarette packets.

As a measure to reiterate, and even highlight, the dangers of smoking, terms such as 'light' and 'mild' will be banned from tobacco products This move has come into force since November 1, however, the manufacturers have 18 months to comply for cigarettes and 30 months for other tobacco products so as to be able to sell existing stock.

Warnings, such as 'Smoking can affect sperm and reduces fertility', 'Smoking causes fatal lung cancer' and 'Smoking during pregnancy harms the health of your child', in German, French and Italian will be big black letters, taking up one-third of the space. Another warning will occupy 50 per cent of the back of each packet. The warnings will he printed in German, French and Italian.

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