Why people in Sweden do not smoke – level 3

19-01-2024 15:00

Morton, a 20-year-old in Stockholm, enjoys using snus, a smokeless tobacco product popular in Sweden.

Snus has contributed to Sweden’s low smoking rates, with only 5.6% of Swedes smoking in 2022. While smoking has declined, snus usage, particularly among women, has increased. Nicotine pouches, a tobacco-free alternative, have also gained popularity. Despite claims that snus helps reduce smoking-related cancer rates, health experts express concerns about nicotine addiction. The tobacco industry views alternative products like snus as a shift away from cigarettes, emphasizing reduced risk.

The global market for nicotine pouches is expected to grow significantly. While some credit snus for Sweden’s success, others attribute it to anti-smoking measures implemented in the 1990s.

Difficult words: pouch (a small bag), credit (to acknowledge).

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What concerns do health experts have regarding the increasing popularity of snus and nicotine pouches as alternatives to smoking in Sweden?


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