Norway

Norway - country profile

Cigarettes in Norway

The overall prevalence of daily smoking in Norway has reduced significantly from 21% in 2008 to 11% in 2017 amongst adults aged 16 - 74. The downwards trend has been similar for men, whose smoking prevalence has reduced from 21% to 12% since 2008, and for women, whose smoking prevalence has reduced only slightly more from 21% to 10% during the same period.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
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(1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/

Smoking-related mortality

Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
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The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Norway

The Norwegian Parliament voted in December 2016 in favour of lifting the ban on nicotine containing e-cigarettes. The new regulation has to be incorporated into the trade agreement for the European Economic Area EEA and the EU. Under the 2017 Smoking Act, vaping is banned in all places covered by Norway’s smoking ban, and all e-cigarette advertising is prohibited under the Tobacco Injury Act.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
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Ban on all advertising:
Yes
1
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
2
1
Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
2
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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Regulated as medicinal product:
Yes
A
Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
A
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A
Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
Yes
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
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Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
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Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
healing

Regulations and restrictions

Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
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Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Norway

Snus is not banned in Norway, however the Norwegian Government restricted snus to plain packaging in 2017.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
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Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
A
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A
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)

Availability

Legal to import product for trade:
Yes
Legal to import product for personal use:
Yes
Legal to buy product online:
Yes
Legal to use product:
Yes

Regulations and restrictions

Notifications of new products required:
Yes
Child and tamperproof containers required:
No
Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
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Restrictions on flavour range:
No

Tax

Taxed as a tobacco product - similar or lower rate:
lower

Heated Tobacco Products in Norway

Heated tobacco products are prohibited in Norway under Regulation no. 1044 of 13 October 1989 Concerning the Prohibition against New tobacco and Nicotine Products.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
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Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
A
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A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Availability

Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
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Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
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Products are marketed:
No
A
healing
A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Regulations and restrictions

Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
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Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Norway

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Norway in the database.

Product promotion

Market size:
48.80 million €
A
Market size per smoker:
A
Consumer Health: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics. Date Exported: 8/9/2019. (c) Euromonitor International 2019

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
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Products are marketed:
Yes
A
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Place available:
General store
A
A
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).