This is what we do

The slogan of the Tobacco-free Finland 2030 network, Together towards a tobacco-free future, explains what we do: we work together to promote a non-tobacco, nicotine-free lifestyle.

The network’s operations were launched in 2008 and, at the moment, it includes 26 members, all of which also promote a tobacco-free lifestyle through their own operations in various different ways. When we join forces, our message gains momentum.

We organise seminars and special events (including the Tobacco-free Finland Day), prepare statements, commentaries, initiatives and releases and bring out the positives of non-smoking in other ways. Through our operations, we support the objective of the Tobacco Act: to end the use of tobacco and nicotine products by the year 2030.

Less than five per cent of the working-age population will consume tobacco and other non-medical nicotine products.

Our strategic views 2023–2025:

  • Emphasize the benefits of being nicotine-free also in achieving the goals of sustainable development.
  • Emphasize the enhancement and accessibility of tobacco and nicotine product cessation services, as well as the health and economic benefits derived from them.
  • Promote proactive regulation of new tobacco and nicotine products.

Year 2024:

  • We support implementing the proposals of the tobacco and nicotine policy development working group, in particular
    • raising the age limit for the purchase of tobacco and nicotine products to 20 years
    • increasing the amount of smoke-free and nicotine-free environments
    • restricting the number of points of sale.
  • We emphasize preventing young people from starting using nicotine products.
  • We advocate that high-quality nicotine addiction treatment, also for young people, becomes a fixed and easily accessible part of the services provided by welfare areas.
  • We advocate that new products are proactively taken into account when developing tobacco and nicotine policies.

Tobacco-free Finland 2030 network:

Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation, ASH Finland – Action on Smoking and Health, Association of Physical and Health Educators in Finland, DAT – Doctors Against TobaccoEHYT – Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention, ETRA – Life and Health with Love,  Filha – Finnish Lung Health Association, Finnish Cardiac Society, Finnish Dental Association, Finnish Heart Association, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, HUS Heart and Lung Center, North Karelia Center for Public Health, SOSTE – Finnish Society for Social and Health, Suomen Luustoliitto, Suomen Rehtorit ry, The Association of Health Promoting Hospitals in Finland, The Cancer Society of Finland, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, The Finnish Medical Association, The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, The Finnish Respiratory Society, The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland, The Trade Union of Education in Finland, OAJ, Tobacco-Free Municipality 

Tobacco-free Finland by 2030.

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