Roadmap to a Tobacco-free Finland - Action Plan on Tobacco Control
sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Julkaisuja (STM): 2014:12
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This Action Plan presents the view of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on how the goal of the Tobacco Act can be achieved. In the course of the preparation of the Plan attention has been paid, besides international statutes, recommendations and studies, also to the proposals made by a group of Finnish experts on tobacco. Special attention has been paid to the EU s new Tobacco Products Directive that entered into force on 19 May 2014. Content The plan consists of four sets of actions: A. Prevention of initiation of the use of tobacco products The aim is to create an environment where children and young people do not use tobacco products. B. Cessation of the use of tobacco products The aim is to provide support so that an increasing number of people will quit using tobacco products. C. Smokefree environment The aim is to expand smokefree environments to prevent citizens from exposing to tobacco smoke. D. Novel tobacco products and related products The aim is to prevent the launching of novel tobacco products and related products on the market. The topics covered by these actions will be monitored, studied and developed to support especially political decision-making. The Action Plan will be evaluated and updated every five years.