An Exception in the Pharmacy Monopoly
As of the first of March, it will be legal to sell nicotine gum, patches and tablets in ordinary stores in Sweden.
At the moment, these anti-smoking aids are only available in state run pharmacies, Apoteket.
Cigarettes on the other hand, are widely available. A discrepancy Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Göran Hägglund called ”unreasonable” when talking to Swedish Radio News.