The BBC reports that Swiss voters have overwhelmingly endorsed private property rights and rejected the nanny state by voting against an absolute smoking ban:
In some cantons, more than 70% of voters rejected the ban, according to Geneva newspaper La Tribune de Geneve. Geneva itself bucked the trend by supporting the ban by 52% to 48%.,,
The result was welcomed by the Swiss Business Federation which called it “heartening”.
“The initiative would have imposed more costs on restaurateurs who have already made considerable investments to protect non-smokers,” it said in a statement…
La Tribune de Geneve suggests voters rejected a full ban because they did not want to force the smaller cantons into changing their local laws, and because of resentment at perceived state interference in people’s lives.
Voters did not want the state interfering in people’s lives! My, what a quaint concept!