Finnish Ferry Goes Swedish Over Snus Ban..

January 20, 2008 - A Finnish ferry will in future sail under the Swedish flag so that it can continue to sell snus, Swedish moist tobacco. The move comes after the European Commission threatened to fine Finland if it did not stop snus sales onboard the ferry M/S Eckerö, which sails between Grisslehamn and Berghamn in Finland's Åland (“Ahvenanmaa” in Finnish)Archipelago. The sale of snus is banned throughout the EU, but Sweden is exempted from the ban. (The Local, 1/18/08) See related News Brief:Takes Finland to Court Again For NOT Banning the Use of Oral Tobacco