The Snus Commission has published a new report: “The government’s problem with snus: the connection between information and health”, which sheds light on the Swedish government’s fight against snus and the people who use it.
The government’s battle has gone so far as to lead to calls for an amendment to the constitution, a move that lacks support in either research or on the grounds of sustainable public health, the report’s authors note.
The report also condemns as deficient the public inquiries into banning advertising and bringing in neutral tobacco packaging.
One of these inquiries, the Media Constitution Inquiry, stated in its own report that “a large majority of us are hesitant about the form of administration that has been chosen with regard to the issue of constitutional amendments”.
Read the full report here.