Every single cigarette packet states how extremely harmful smoking is for your health. It is a well known fact that smoking cigarettes is addictive. About 25% of Switzerland’s population smokes.

Luckily it is never too late to stop smoking, even though this is famously difficult. The benefits are:

Fewer cardiovascular disorders, fewer myocardial infarctions, strokes, and cases of dementia. As soon as 24 hours after smoking cessation, the risk of myocardial infarction falls to a measurable degree.

  • The risk of lung cancer and diabetes also reduces
  • Patients’ sense of taste and smell improves
  • Cough and breathing problems improve, as does physical performance ability
  • Clothes, expired breaths, and hair assume a normal smell, and discolouration of skin and teeth renormalize
  • Life expectancy increases, often by 10 years and more
  • You save money that you can spend on something enjoyable or useful instead


Are you already planning to change your smoking habits? Structured advice, such as provided by the “Health/wellness Coaching” programme makes quitting easier and helps alleviate possible withdrawal symptoms. Just ask your doctor—he or she will be delighted to help, whether they have undergone training as a health coach or not.