Finland has banned tobacco displays in storefront windows, becoming the sixth country in the world to do so. The measure aims to protect young people from tobacco marketing.
In addition, the new Finnish law makes it legal for under 18-year-olds to possess tobacco products. Buying cigarettes on behalf of a minor becomes an offense punishable by up to 6 months in prison.
The ban on tobacco displays in Finland will go into effect on January 1, 2012. Australia, Canada, Iceland, Ireland, and Norway have already implemented such bans on tobacco displays.