E-cigarettes in Finland

This page includes all of our content relating to Finland, including our full-length market and regulatory reports, our extensive news coverage – both business and regulatory – our numerous trackers and databases, as well as our live alerts.

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Brands trackers
Our online price benchmarking project, analysing multi-brand retail websites in selected vape markets
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Flavour & nicotine trackers
Analytical insights of the most significant vaping flavours and nicotine strengths
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User-friendly databases with key global analysis, statistics, directories and more
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Analysis of critical issues and trending industry topics are explored in our blog
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Charts and infographics
A brief highlight of what can be found in our full-length e-cigarette market reports
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Some Finnish vaping facts

Though Finland has an anti-tobacco policy and aims to become smoke-free by 2030, which has resulted in strict tobacco and e-cig regulations, the vapour market is seeing light growth. This is mainly due to growth in the vaping population and an increase in e-liquid prices.

E-cigarettes containing nicotine were legalised in Finland in May 2016 with the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014/40/EU) and treated thereafter in a very similar way to tobacco products. Previously e-cigarettes with nicotine were considered medical products that could only be sold with a licence issued in accordance with the Finnish Medicines Act.

E-cigs and nicotine-containing e-liquid are defined in the Tobacco Act. The explanatory memorandum of the Tobacco Act clarifies that the aim of this legislation is to end the use of tobacco and other nicotine-containing products. These measures are intended to prevent people from taking up tobacco-related products and to avoid nicotine addiction.

The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health confirmed to ECigIntelligence that the government is planning a new proposal on the development of the tobacco and nicotine policy to be adopted in autumn 2021.