With the support of the international convention on tobacco control, which Sweden has signed, the Swedish Parliament has decided that it is legal to manufacture, sell and use tobacco in Sweden. Therefore, the Council on Ethics of the AP Funds deems that there is an acceptance that companies may manufacture and sell tobacco.
It is legal to manufacture, sell and use tobacco in Sweden. This is regulated in the Act (2018: 2088) on tobacco and similar products. The law aims to limit the health risks and inconveniences associated with the use of tobacco and similar products as well as with exposure to tobacco smoke and emissions from similar products.
International conventions on tobacco control
On June 17, 2003, Sweden signed the World Health Organization’s framework convention on tobacco control (The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). The Convention aims to “protect current and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke by providing a framework for the Parties to implement tobacco control measures at national, regional and international levels in order to continuously and vigorously reduce tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.”