One in three teens buys snus on social media, study finds

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The Institute of Health and Welfare is calling for parents to be more vigilant about their children’s activity on the platforms.

Social media platforms have become a popular avenue for young people to get their hands on the oral tobacco product snus.

With the exception of Sweden, the sale of snus is banned across the EU, including in Finland.

The most recent School Health Promotion study found that up to 43 percent of students in grades 10-12 and 67 percent of vocational school students have used a tobacco product at least once last year, with snus becoming increasingly popular.

The survey also showed that roughly one in three snus users got hold of the product via social media platforms.

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YLE News – 2022-04-08

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