Finland is located to the north-east of the Baltic Sea. The objectives of Finnish health policy are to reduce premature deaths, to extend people’s active and healthy life, to ensure the best possible quality of life for all and to reduce differences in health. In practice there are three different health care systems in Finland which receive public funding: municipal health care, private health care and occupational health care. Source:Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Finland.

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Strong legislation helps defeat e-cigarettes in Finland

Finland has demonstrated that is it possible to reduce the number of smokers without seeing a surge in e-cigarette users, an issue which has become a public health dilemma for the tobacco control community in recent years.

Ministry of health

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
PO Box 33
Meritullinkatu 8
Government FI-00023
Tel.: +358 9 1607 3296, +358 295 163 535
Fax: +358 9 698 1157 and +358 33 641 514

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Estimated life expectancy. (World Health Report) (as of 2011)

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