• June 12, 2024

Half dead is quite unique

 Half dead is quite unique

The Finnish Medical Association says the import of snus should be banned in response to the proposal by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health working group on tobacco reduction, according to a report by the broadcaster YLE (Yleisradio Oy) relayed by the TMA.
In May, the working group that was tasked with reducing tobacco use in Finland proposed limiting daily imports from 1 kg to 100 grams.
“Selling snus is illegal in Finland. Therefore, it would be more logical to completely prohibit its import, instead of just reducing the allowed amount,” the FMA said.
However, the Finnish Shipowners’ Association argued that the proposed restrictions would decrease the revenues of ferries between Finland and Sweden, the only EU country where the sale of snus is legal, by €50 million annually.
Finland has a goal of phasing out all tobacco and nicotine products by 2030.
Other proposals to achieve this include increasing tobacco taxes and raising the limit of buying tobacco products from the current 18 years to 20 years.