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Nicotine is an addictive substance found in cigarettes, snus and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains many harmful substances.
Public Health Report
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.
COPD prevalence in Norway will probably remain high in the coming years. Smokers and ex-smokers are at increased risk of COPD.
Indicators for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
The indicator describes the following: The proportion of adolescents using tobacco.
The indicator describes the following: Proportion of adults who use tobacco.
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.
We conducted an overview of reviews to examine the effects of primary tobacco prevention interventions – delivered in small social environments – for children and youth.
We evaluated the effect of cognitive therapies on smoking cessation. We included 21 randomised controlled trials.
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.
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.
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services made a rapid review on what strategies are most successful in anti-smoking campaigns.