Smoking in Norway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Enforcement of smoking bans is strong in Norway

Smoking in Norway is banned, inside, in public buildings and other places open to the public, including aboard aircraft or other means of public transport.[1]

The legal age to buy tobacco is 18 years in Norway, but 10%-12% of 15-year-olds smoke daily or weekly, and 31% of adults smoke daily or occasionally. The overall proportion of smokers is decreasing.[2]

Sweden was the only European country to achieve the World Health Organization goal of less than 20% daily smoking prevalence among adults by year 2000.[3]

Approximately 17% of adult men and 4% of adult women use snus daily or occasionally

In Norway in 2008, approximately 17% of adult men used snus daily or occasionally, while 4% of adult women used snus daily or occasionally.[2] In secondary schools in 2000-2004, 21% of boys and 4% of girls used snus daily or occasionally.[2] Many people both smoke and use snus.[2]

The proportion of smokers is higher among immigrants to Norway than among ethnic Norwegians.[2] The highest proportion of smokers can be found among immigrants from Turkey, Iran, Vietnam and Pakistan.[2]


  1. ^ "Smoking restrictions". Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Smoking in Norway - fact sheet". Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 2010. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Quit Smoking Swedish Style". 29 October 2003. Retrieved 13 August 2010.