Posted: 23.03.2023 16:50:00

Sweden may become EU first ‘smoke free’ country

Sweden could become the first country in the European Union to be granted a ‘smoke free’ status because smokers make up less than 5 percent of the population in this state, TASS reports


It is noted that the number of smokers over the past fifteen years in Sweden has declined rapidly, from 15 percent to 5.5 percent. At the same time, among people who have a higher education, this figure is 2 percent, with a low level of education – 12 percent.

It is known that chewing or smokeless tobacco – snus – is used in the country, which was invented in the 17th century. Moreover, Sweden is the only country in the EU where it is allowed to be sold. Although snus is not a drug, it has a very harmful effect on the body and the nicotine addiction that occurs on the background of its use needs to be treated.