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Sweden proves: High nicotine use is not a key factor in the development of smoking-related diseases

Sweden proves: High nicotine use is not a key factor in the development of

''The difference between smoking and using smokeless products is essential. Although nicotine is addictive, it does not cause serious diseases related to smoking."

The latest report entitled 'No Smoke, Less Harm' published by a group of international health experts shows that despite the level of nicotine consumption being the same, Sweden has significantly lower rates of smoking-related diseases compared to countries other European.

This health study talks about the percentage of nicotine consumption in Sweden compared to other countries of the union. The study confirms that the use of nicotine is not the main factor in the development of tobacco-related diseases, but it is precisely the way we consume nicotine that affects the health of consumers - reports the prestigious media Business Wire.

The study shows that despite nicotine consumption in Sweden being no lower than the European average, the country has a 41% lower rate of lung cancer and half the deaths from smoking-related diseases compared to the rest of the union. .

'The difference between tobacco consumption and the use of smoke-free products is fundamental. Although nicotine is addictive it does not cause serious diseases associated with smoking. Our research supports the transition to less harmful alternatives for those smokers who fail to quit smoking completely'' – says Professor, Karl Fagerstrom, public health expert and collaborator in the preparation of the report 'No Smoke, Less Harm'.

The educational measures undertaken in the public health and regulatory framework in Sweden were the main drivers of the switch to alternative products, which significantly influenced the improvement of public health. The report states that adopting similar harm reduction strategies could be crucial for other countries struggling with the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

"The Swedish experience shows that understanding and addressing public misinformation about nicotine can lead to health policies that better protect and inform consumers," concluded Fagerstrom.

*The 'No Smoke, Less Harm' report is a joint contribution of 'Smoke Free Sweden' which is a global network of health experts who develop solutions to health-related problems.