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smoking bans are limited to specific cantons, and the one Arth-Goldau is in (Schwyz) lacked one

I'm surprised. I was in Arth a few months ago, and I was about to go into a restaurant when I noticed a sign saying that only adults were allowed in, the reason being that they allowed smoking. I assumed this was a cantonal law: could there have been a sign at your kebab store that you missed?

I found the traffic on the street a bit disconcerting. The moment you even started to think about crossing the road, they all stopped. On the other hand, my hotel was right next to a church, and the bell rang the time every hour all through the night, plus once every quarter hour. I started thinking it would be a good idea to have a referendum to convert them to minarets; those things only go off five times a day.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Mar 22nd, 2014 at 03:57:42 AM EST
Regarding the smoking: when I wrote the diary, I only checked Wikipedia. Now I looked at the actual regulations of the Canton of Schwyz. They confirm that the canton doesn't have regulations more strict than federal law. In the federal law, however, there is indeed a ban on smoking in restaurants in principle, but with exceptions. I take the one that was applied in that kebab place was the "smoker bar" (Raucherlokal) exception. I find nothing about allowing only adults in, the conditions named are: an area less than 80 m², clear visual marking on all entrances (well I don't remember seeing one) and good ventilation (the door was open...), and employee acceptance recorded in the work contract. There is no special protection for children anywhere in the federal law.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 22nd, 2014 at 01:54:41 PM EST
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