The use of nicotine patches by young people has increased dramatically

Availability, taste selection and marketing are the reasons for increasing usage, according to the expert.

According to the survey, 13 percent of teens use nicotine patches daily or occasionally. Illustrative image. Under Lysima

Ehyt ry reports that the use of nicotine pouches and e-cigarettes by young people has increased significantly in recent years.

According to a report by Ehyt ry, the use of daily nicotine pouches among young people aged 15-29 has risen from three to ten percent in two years. On the other hand, occasional use increased from nine percent to 13 percent.

Use of nicotine pouches by minors has increased by 23 percent in two years.

– Ehyt ry's nicotine-free comments suggest that drastic increase in availability, selection of flavors that appeal to the youth and nicotine pouches being marketed as a harmless product are definitely responsible for the increase in the use of nicotine pouches among the youth. Expert Khatri Sarela Bulletin.

The sale of nicotine pouches to persons under the age of 18 is prohibited by law.

According to the report, the use of e-cigarettes by young people has also increased. About a fifth of respondents use nicotine-containing e-cigarettes daily or occasionally. Two years ago, the share was 13 percent.

A third of respondents considered nicotine pouches and electronic cigarettes trendy in the survey, a larger share than before. The trend of tobacco and snuff among the youth has grown.

In January, 1,008 Finns between the ages of 15 and 29 responded to a survey conducted by Suomen Onlinetuikmus.

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