Smoking and tobacco
Nicotine is an addictive substance found in cigarettes, snus and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains many harmful substances.
Articles from Public Health Report
Smoking and snus use in Norway
Since 2000, smoking has declined in the population. However, the use of Scandinavian snus has increased and has become the most common form of tobacco use among young people.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD prevalence in Norway will probably remain high in the coming years. Smokers and ex-smokers are at increased risk of COPD.
Reports and other publications
Cognitive therapies for smoking cessation: a systematic review
We evaluated the effect of cognitive therapies on smoking cessation. We included 21 randomised controlled trials.
Health risks of Scandinavian snus consumption - English summary (pdf)
The health risks of Scandinavian snus consumption were evaluated in 2005. Since then, the use of snus in Norway has increased substantially, particularly among young people.
E-cigarette use is not risk-free
E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders. This is one of the conclusions from a new risk assessment report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
What strategies are most successful in anti-smoking campaigns?
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services made a rapid review on what strategies are most successful in anti-smoking campaigns.