Tobacco is the cause of 25 deaths per day in Switzerland.
NCDs in Switzerland
Roughly 2.2 million people in Switzerland suffer from a non-communicable disease.
Four out of ten people get cancer during their lifetime. Every year, roughly 9,200 men and 7,500 women in Switzerland succumb to it.
In the past 25 years, the incidence of heart attacks and strokes has trebled. In 2014, hospitals treated 18,179 heart attacks and 15,525 strokes.
Chronic respiratory diseases
Between 5.1% and 7.0% of the Swiss population suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Roughly 90% of those affected by COPD are current or former smokers.
In 2012, 4.4% of men, and 2.7% of women over the age of 15 claimed to have sought treatment for diabetes. Increasingly, younger, mostly overweight individuals are affected.