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28 Nov 2022

Sweden: Snus Lovers up in Arms After Leaked EU Tax Proposal

Swedish snus lovers are up in arms after the publication of a leaked document suggesting the EU wants to force Sweden to raise the tax on snus by 200 percent.


22 Nov 2022

No laughing matter – new report shows rise in recreational use of nitrous oxide

A rise in the supply and recreational use of nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’) is the focus of a new EMCDDA report out today. The publication — Recreational use of nitrous oxide: a growing concern for Europe — points to the risks and harms associated with the drug, which is now widely available, cheap and popular among some young people.


11 Nov 2022

Finland: Government proposes amendments to the Lotteries Act due to a new financing model

The Government proposes amendments to the Lotteries Act to make it compatible with a new model for financing activities with proceeds from gambling. From the beginning of 2024, Veikkaus Oy’s proceeds could be entered in the Budget without earmarking their purpose of use under the Lotteries Act.


9 Nov 2022

Sweden: Philip Morris clinches Swedish Match after smoking out opposition

Marlboro maker Philip Morris International overcame some opposition to clinch 83% of Swedish Match, short of the 90% it wanted but enough to convince it to press on with a $16 billion deal that will cut its exposure to cigarettes.

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD) is a peer-reviewed journal for social science research into alcohol and drugs as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking. Here you will the articles published in the journal.

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