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FINLAND: Alcohol use among adolescents slides, snus ups

Smoking cigarettes among the adolescents was reduced  but use of snus among 18-year-old boys has increased further, according to the data revealed by the Adolescent Health and Lifestyle Survey 2017.

The decrease in alcohol use and drunkenness that had continued for a long time has levelled off, said the report.

Apart from exceptions, tobacco and alcohol are not part of the everyday life of those under 13 years old.

One out of ten 16 to 18-year-old Finnish girls and boys (10%) smokes cigarettes daily. The figure at the beginning of the millennium was still 31%.

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