January 16, 2010 - We created a news brief on January 14, 2010 Finland - extends anti-tobacco law, restricting smoking in cars and ban on cigarette displays.
We were not sure if these new tobacco control measure had been implemented so we contacted Dr. Matti Rautalahti, Ylilääkäri - Chief Medical Officer. Suomen Syöpäyhdistys - Cancer Society of Finland.
We (Dr. Matti Rautalahti) find the new anti-tobacco measures (legislation) is still a proposal discussed in the Parliament.
Government proposal aims: To end the consumption of tobacco products in Finland..
Also, you'll find links to other reports on tobacco control in Finland.
Dr. Rautalahti tells us that Big Tobacco is fiercely fighting back, as we expected. They are most annoyed of the main aim of the newest amendment: to make Finland smoke-free by 2040 by decreasing the number of smokers so low that smoking becomes a very minor issue. But we quite certain that most of the proposals will be accepted and the new law passed later this spring.
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