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Finland Tobacco-Free by 2040

The government of Finland is urged to undertake policies that make Finland tobacco-free by 2040. This means that tobacco use is reduced by 10 % annually. Nowadays, around one quarter of adults uses tobacco products.

A broad range of trade unions, institutes and organizations representing influential actors of civil society call for concrete measures to support Tobacco-free Finland by 2040: families need support to raise tobacco-free generations, encourage individuals to quit smoking and provide functional tobacco dependence treatment in health care to all tobacco users.

Tobacco-Free Finland 2040 brochure (pdf)


The following organisations are involved in the
Tobacco-Free Finland 2040 network:

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland
Filha - Finnish Lung Health Association
HUCH Heart and Lung Center
The Finnish Respiratory Society
The Cancer Society of Finland
National Institute for Health and Welfare
SOSTE - Finnish Society for Social and Health
Finland´s ASH - Action on Smoking and Health
Doctors Against Tobacco
Finnish Heart Association
The Association of Health Promoting Hospitals in Finland
EHYT - Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Allergy and Astma Federation
Tobacco-Free Municipality
The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim


Smoke-free municipalities in Finland

In the beginning of 2013 more than 200 out of 320 municipalities have declared themselves smokefree.

For More Information:
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Tobacco-Free Municipality

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Tobacco-Free Finland 2040 video:

The Best Smoke-Free
Workplace Competition

This annual award for comprehensive measures to support a smoke-free environment reflects the positive approach of the Tobacco-Free Finland 2040 network.
The first price of The Best Smoke-Free Workplace competition:

2014 Valtra
2013 The City of Lappeenranta
2012 The University of Eastern Finland
2011 The City of Helsinki

Vice-President Olli Rehn relies on attraction of smoke-free workplaces

Read more..

See brochure

The aim of the Tobacco Act is to stop the use of tobacco products

The Act entered into force on 1 October 2010. The aim of the law is to limit the marketing and supply of tobacco products in particular within children's everyday life.

The display of tobacco products and their trademarks in retail sale facilities is forbidden in Finland. The display entered into force
January 1, 2012.

More information:

The Ministry of Social affairs and Health

Article 20.9.2010: New Tobacco Act aims high.
The Tobacco Act (English translation)