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7. Health and Well-Being

7.8 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 28 November 2023

The National Health Policy is currently in progress. It will be the fundamental policy concerning health promotion and prevention in Iceland, including the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The vision of the policy is to achieve well-being, health, and equality for everyone, including all ages and both genders. It will contain a framework for monitoring and evaluation, a time frame for implementation, and target indicators.

Act for e-cigarettes control is currently in progress. It will be comparable to the Tobacco Control Act and will provide youth workers, teachers, parents, etc. support to keep e-cigarettes from youth under the age of 18. In addition, smoking e-cigarettes will be forbidden e.g. in schools.

An action plan according to the Alcohol policy is in progress. A delay has been in this work but hopefully, it will show some progress soon. In connection with this work, a policy on tobacco control and an action plan will be made.

The national nutrition survey is in the preparations process and will hopefully be carried out within a couple of years.