Tobacco consumption of the Swiss population1

The reports on this topic provide information about the development of tobacco consumption in the Swiss population since 2001. In the following you find major results of tobacco consumption and the willingness to cease smoking. The TMS classifies smoking status of the respondents in the four categories of daily smokers, occasional smokers, former smokers and never smokers (have never smoked or smoked fewer than100 cigarettes in the past).

The smoking prevalence remains static on 27%

Since 2001, the tobacco consumption in Switzerland had decreased: from 33% (2001) to 27% (2010), but remains static in comparison to 2008. In 2010, 19 percent are daily smokers, 8 percent are occasional smokers, 20 percent are former smokers, and 53 percent are never smokers.

For further information the reports are available.

Research report 2001-2010
Short report 2001-2010
Fact sheet 2001-2010

(Publication date of the research report: June 2011)

1Keller, R., Radtke, T., Krebs, H. & Hornung, R. (2011). Der Tabakkonsum der Schweizer Wohnbevölkerung in den Jahren 2001 bis 2010. Tabakmonitoring – Schweizerische Umfrage zum Tabakkonsum. Zürich: Psychologisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Sozial- und Gesundheitspsychologie.


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