Endgame

Finland was the first country in the world to set the endgame objective by law as the aim of tobacco policy in 2010.

Ending the consumption of tobacco products if the goal of the Finnish Tobacco Act. Finland was the first country in the world to set the endgame objective by law.

Reaching the goal requires the continuation and development of the systematic and determined efforts that have been implemented so far. As Finland is against harm reduction policy we do not want to have new tobacco products on the market. The novel ingestion methods of nicotine should be governed by the Medicines Act if they are allowed on the market.

Smoke-free by 2030

In 2010, it was estimated that Finland would be tobacco-free by 2040. By 2013 it was projected that the objective of making Finland tobacco-free could be possible to reach as early as 2030. At this point, only 5 percent of less of the Finnish population would use tobacco products.

The Tobacco-Free Finland 2030 network convened a working group of the leading tobacco policy experts tasked with identifying the development needs of Finnish tobacco control policy. The experts prepared a report, New era for tobacco control policy, which was launched in 2013. 

Ending the tobacco epidemic requires

  • Goals, plans and timetable
  • Legislation and control, prevention of tobacco use and intensive smoking cessation services
  • Implementation and follow-up