In this article, on the Norwegian Cancer Registry's web-pages, dr. Tom K. Grimsrud writes about statistics regarding lung-cancer in Scandinavia. He says that the governments has done a good job in preventing that young people starts smoking, but still the rate of lung-cancer is still to high. He says the rate is slowly decreasing for men between 50 and 60 but among older people the rate is still rising. So to stop this, we need not only to prevent that young people starts smoking, but we also have to get the older ones to stop. And then he says that Finland has managed this, but Norway is still behind. This graph is shown to illustrate this:
I totally agree with dr. Tom K. Grimsrud on that it is important to take a look at older groups as well. It's great that he puts this on the agenda. And I don't mind agreeing to disagreeing regarding the way to get there. But I don't think it's right saying that Finland has done this without the use of e-cigarettes. There is, as far as I've been able to find out using google, nothing that indicates that e-cigarette use in Finland is less than the rest of Scandinavia. I think dr. Tom K. Grimsrud should present some kind of evidence before making such a claim. When doing it this way, throwing out claims without any source reference, it looks as just badmouthing e-cigarettes, and using irrelevant data to do so. Any comments by people who know the Finish vaping society and market better than me are more than welcome.