Only 17 percent still smoking in Finland

| October 29, 2013

About 17 percent of Finns aged 15–64 smoked daily last year: 21 percent of men and 14 percent of women, according to an Esmerk Finnish News story quoting Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare.

At the same time, 12 percent of boys and girls aged 14–18 smoked daily.

Daily smoking has been declining among men, women and young people aged 14–18 since the mid-2000s.

Last year, the volume of tobacco products delivered for taxable consumption was down on that of the previous year: 3 percent down in the case of cigarettes and 1 percent in the case of cigars.

And the consumption of tax-free cigarettes, which account for about 11 percent of total consumption, fell by 9 percent on that of the previous year.

Meanwhile, vaping is yet to catch on in Finland in a major way. Last year, less than 1 percent of men and women were said to have used e-cigarettes on a daily basis.

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