In 2016, 13 percent of men and 12 percent of women smoked daily.

Smoking among men has decreased over the long term. The prevalence of smoking among women has long been steady at the level of the mid-1980s, but has shown downward turn in recent years.

Regional differences with respect to daily smoking have diminished and partially disappeared.  However, there are huge differences between educational groups.

The use of snus is at quite low level and practically non-existent among women (0,4 percent). In 20-74-year-old men 3 percent used snus daily or occasionally in 2016.

Proportion of those who use electronic cigarettes was 2 per cent in 2014. Their use was the most common among the youngest age groups in female and male respondents.


THL 2017.

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Health Behaviour and Health among the Finnish Adult Population, Spring 2014. Report 6/2015.

Did you know that

  • 13 percent of the Finnish population are daily smokers.
  • The use of other tobacco products is minimal.