Smoking in Sweden

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Portioned snus of the Swedish label General

Smoking in Sweden is at a very low prevalence; only 11% of the total Swedish population (8% of men and 10% of women) smoked daily in 2016.[1] Around another 10% smoke occasionally.[citation needed] Smoking has been banned in all bars and restaurants since May 2005.[2] A majority of Swedes supported the introduction of the ban.[2] Sweden was the only European country to achieve the WHO goal of less than 20% daily smoking prevalence among adults by year 2000.[3] Sweden has a high level of use of smokeless tobacco, specifically a moist snuff product called 'snus', which some Swedes have used as a replacement for smoking.[3]


  1. ^ "Tobaksrökning, daglig". Folkhälsomyndigheten. 29 October 2003. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Smoking curbs: The global picture". BBC News. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Quit Smoking Swedish Style". 29 October 2003. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010.