A 26-year follow-up study initiated among Tampere youth (2200 persons) in 1983 is now revealing that the effect that parents have on the well-being of young people extends also into their later life, for good or ill.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have not become popular among the Finnish adult population. Their use is most common among smokers under the age of 35. Extensive global marketing of e-cigarettes may increase their popularity even among non-smokers.
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The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) provides policy-makers and municipalities with information on key environmental health risks and on assessments of prevention alternatives. Environmental health research aims to ensure that everyone in Finland can eat, drink and breath, move about, and use consumer products without risking their health.