The Swedish Experience
The Swedish Experience with tobacco is one of the main reasons why Sweden is considered the “harm reduction capital of the world”.
The Swedish Experience refers to the country’s unique tobacco consumption habits, which stems from the high prevalence of snus consumption among tobacco users in Sweden. While total tobacco consumption levels in Sweden are comparable with other countries in Europe, Swedish men smoke substantially less than men in other countries.
In addition, the risk of a man dying from a tobacco-related illness in Sweden is lower than in any other European country. And Swedes themselves name snus as the most effective way to quit smoking, according to a recent survey.
A comparison of smoking rates in Australia, where snus is banned, and Norway, where snus is legal, provides further support for the Swedish Experience and the positive effects of snus on public health.
Learn more about snus, health, and the Swedish Experience below.
The Paradox: Why is snus outlawed in the European Union?
The Product: What is snus and how does it compare to deadly cigarettes?
The Difference: How does snus differ from other smokeless tobacco products?
The Swedish Experience: relevant studies
The Association of Swedish Snus Manufacturers
The Association of Swedish Snus Manufacturers (Svenska Snustillverkarföreningen) is an NGO for companies in Sweden who produce and sell snus. Members include Swedish Match, Skruf, and Gotlandssnus. The Association’s mission is to provide stakeholders and decision makers with relevant information about snus. The Association of Swedish Snus Manufacturers is based in Stockholm, Sweden and led by Patrik Strömer.
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