Before it becomes an addiction, smoking is a choice.
Smoking costs Switzerland around CHF 10 billion a year. Tobacco taxes, which raise around CHF 2 billion a year are used to pay disability welfare.
The annual healthcare costs related to tobacco in Switzerland are around CHF 1.7 billion, more than CHF 200 per resident. However, despite the known health risks, smokers pay no more for compulsory Swiss health insurance, increasing the price everyone pays.