E-cig use highest among young Swiss as government tries to lower smoking rates

E-cigarettes are increasingly popular in Switzerland according to the country’s latest healthcare survey, which shows 3% of the population used them in 2022. Consumption was higher among respondents aged 15 to 24, with a rate of 5% and 6% among young males and females, respectively.

The seventh Swiss Health Survey 2022, carried out by the country’s Federal Statistical Office (FSO), asked respondents if they used e-cigarettes and, if so, whether they used nicotine-containing or nicotine-free vapes and at what frequency – with options ranging from every day to less than once per month for the final question.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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