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Drug and alcohol deaths up again in 2018

A record number of people died from drugs-related causes in Finland during 2018 - up more than 20% from the year before at 261...

Finland’s alcohol deaths drop dramatically over past two decades

The number of people in Finland who died from alcohol poisoning has dropped dramatically in the last 15 years. A new study carried out by...

Study: more young people trying cannabis, but not alcohol or cigarettes

Young people in Finland are drinking less alcohol and smoking fewer cigarettes, but they’re experimenting more regularly with cannabis. That’s the findings of a new...

Tax increases on alcohol and sodas “possible” – Minister

The government is planning to raise taxes on alcohol and soft drinks, according to a report in business newspaper Kauppalehti today. But Finance Minister Mika Lintilä (Centre) says...

Estonia alcohol tax drop impacts prices for Finnish shoppers

Travelers from Finland to Estonia hoping to stock up on their alcohol supplies will notice a drop in the price of booze from Monday. The...

Police launch 48 hour drink-drive crackdown

Finnish police forces are launching a two-day nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers. Over the next 48 hours they expect to carry out thousands of breath...

Alko announces big sales drop – but not as much as...

Finland's state alcohol monopoly Alko has announced some big falls in sales of beer and long drink. In their new annual report, released today, Alko...

Booze sales only up slightly, despite relaxed alcohol laws

The sale of alcohol in Finland only increased a tiny amount during 2018, despite warnings that relaxed alcohol laws would lead to greater consumption...

Mikko Kiesiläinen Column: Finland subsidises fine wines for the rich

Mikko Kiesiläinen is the head of Libera think tank, and a parliamentary election candidate for the Green Alliance. Follow him on Twitter at @MKiesilainen. Finland is...

Police launch 24 hour drink drive crack-down

Police forces across the country are launching a 24 hour crack-down on people who drive while under the influence of alcohol. Some 18,000 people are...