Health institutions play an essential role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco-related diseases. They are important partners in complying with legal provisions for a tobacco-free environment and supporting tobacco consumers in quitting.
The association Forum Tobacco Prevention in Health Institutions Switzerland FTGS supports networking and the regular exchange of information between specialists, promotes the dissemination and long-term implementation of national and international standards for tobacco-free health institutions, cooperates with other national and international partners and organizations for tobacco prevention and health promotion, the Swiss section of the global non -Profit organization GNTH under Swiss law and based in Zurich.
Every member institution of the FTGS association is automatically registered as a member of the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services and benefits from the possibility of acquiring certificates in bronze, silver or in the gold forum in the GNTH. These awards require implementation of the GNTH standards.