Thursday, 26 January 2017

Finland to be a smoke free country by 2040

The Government of Finland is initiating measures that will make Finland a Tobacco free country by 2040 according to reports.

This will result in less than 2% of adults consuming tobacco in any form and more than 98% of the Finnish population saying no to cigarettes, snuff and other forms of smokeless tobacco, cigars, pipes and even e-cigarettes.
Smoking rates in Finland have been on the decline in recent decades due to measures such as bans on advertising and shop displays, and the creation of smoke-free public spaces.

It is reported that 16% of 15 to 64 year olds in 2013 smoked on a daily basis, compared to 19% of adults smokers within UK in 2014.