Smoking and tobacco Nicotine is an addictive substance found in cigarettes, snus and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains many harmful substances. Les på norsk From Public Health Report Public Health Report Updated 04.10.2018 Smoking and snus use Among young people, Scandinavian snus is the most common form of tobacco use. Smoking continues to have a negative effect on public health, contributing to most lost life years in the population. Public Health Report Published 21.02.2018 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) COPD prevalence in Norway will probably remain high in the coming years. Smokers and ex-smokers are at increased risk of COPD. Show more From NCD report Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Updated 09.01.2020 Tobacco use among adolescents (Indicator 9) The indicator describes the following: The proportion of adolescents using tobacco. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Updated 09.01.2020 Tobacco use among adults (Indicator 10) The indicator describes the following: Proportion of adults who use tobacco. Show more Research findings Health risks of Swedish snus 14.10.2019 Smoking associated with both anxiety and depression 21.02.2008 Projects Use of e-cigarette in Norway. Exploring the culture and use of e-cigarettes in an Norwegian context 01.08.2016 Does use of snus in adolescence influence the risk of smoking in young adulthood? A longitudinal study of tobacco use in young people. 01.08.2015 Smoking during pregnancy from 1999 to 2014. Analyses on data quality and socio-demographic trends. 01.06.2015 Prevalence and characteristics of occasional smokers 01.01.2012 Preventive tobacco measures – support, legitimacy and user perspectives 01.01.2010 See all Reports and other publications Report Published 01.11.2019 Health risks from snus use We were commissioned to update the 2014 report on health risks from snus use. The report presents updated figures on snus use in Norway, and assesses exposure and risk. Systematic review Published 02.04.2019 How effective are primary prevention interventions to prevent tobacco use for children and youth? An overview of systematic reviews We conducted an overview of reviews to examine the effects of primary tobacco prevention interventions – delivered in small social environments – for children and youth. Systematic review Published 26.04.2017 Cognitive therapies for smoking cessation: a systematic review We evaluated the effect of cognitive therapies on smoking cessation. We included 21 randomised controlled trials. Report Published 10.08.2016 Health risks of Scandinavian snus consumption - English summary (pdf) The health risks of Scandinavian snus consumption were evaluated in 2005. Since then, the use of snus in Norway has increased substantially, particularly among young people. Report Updated 29.04.2016 E-cigarette use is not risk-free E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders. This is one of the conclusions from a new risk assessment report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Report Updated 05.12.2016 What strategies are most successful in anti-smoking campaigns? The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services made a rapid review on what strategies are most successful in anti-smoking campaigns. Show more Related topics: Theme Alcohol Alcohol can affect mental and physical health, family life and other social relations. High levels of consumption lead to intoxication, with increased risk of injury and accidents. Theme Drugs and addiction The Norwegian Institute of Public Health performs analysis of narcotics and medicines in biological samples and research into their effects and addiction mechanisms.