Smoking and tobacco Nicotine is an addictive substance found in cigarettes, snus and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains many harmful substances. Les på norsk: Røyk og snus Articles 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. 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. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Published 13.12.2018 Tobacco use among adolescents (Indicator 9) The indicator describes the following: The proportion of adolescents using tobacco. Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Published 13.12.2018 Tobacco use among adults (Indicator 10) The indicator describes the following: Proportion of adults who use tobacco. Show more News and research findings Research findings Updated 18.04.2016 Smoking associated with both anxiety and depression A 2008 study indicates that smoking is linked to anxiety with depression, as well as to anxiety alone. Show more Reports and other publications 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 Projects Project Published 21.01.2019 The use of snus among the young – does it immunize them against smoking or escalate the risk of starting to smoke? The project will investigate the connections between snus consumption and taking up smoking at a later date. Project Updated 29.11.2018 Use of e-cigarette in Norway. Exploring the culture and use of e-cigarettes in an Norwegian context The main objective for this PhD-project is to explore the evolving vaper culture and use of e-cigarettes in Norway. Project Updated 23.11.2018 Does use of snus in adolescence influence the risk of smoking in young adulthood? A longitudinal study of tobacco use in young people. This project will investigate changes and directions in tobacco use and factors associated with reduction or escalation of smoking and snus use between adolescence and adulthood. Project Updated 19.12.2018 Smoking during pregnancy from 1999 to 2014. Analyses on data quality and socio-demographic trends. The study aims to evaluate the data quality of smoking habits over time and to describe national and regional trends in smoking prevalence in all pregnant women in Norway since 1999. Project Updated 21.11.2018 Prevalence and characteristics of occasional smokers Is intermittent smoking a stable behaviour, is it a risk factor for nicotine dependence? Determine relative importance of factors for predisposibility of becoming occasional smokers. Project Updated 21.11.2018 Preventive tobacco measures – support, legitimacy and user perspectives In this project we will attempt to map the support for and opposition to some of the current steps to tighten the laws. Project Updated 20.11.2018 Monitoring tobacco habits and consumption Monitoring the smoking habits of the population on a yearly basis using detailed information obtained by the Directorate of Health's tobacco surveys which began in 1973. Project Updated 21.11.2018 Tobacco, drink and drugs on the big screen The project explores changing depictions in the most popular feature films produced in Norway since the Second World War of tobacco and drunkenness. 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.