There is a law about smoking at the restaurants and at the night clubs. Prohibition of smoking is in effect in Finland from 1 st June 2007. Most of Finnish people agree with this prohibition. It‘s about 96%. 22% of Finnish people prefer smoking.
If you want to smoke you have to be older than 18 years. But it‘s usual that teenagers are smokers too. Somebody who is older than 18 th buys the packet of cigarettes and young people can smoke…
SMOKING AT LUKIO This is a place for smokers from the secondary school. It is the place behind the school without ashtrays and dustbins.
There is prohibition of drinking alcohol. But drinking alcohol is common because of long winter nights and unemployment in Finland. Alcoholic drinks are divided into two groups: 1.Slip-slop drinks (beer, wine, cider, aperitive) 2.Strong drinks
If you want to buy some alcohol you have to go to the alcoshops. These shops are the only ones where you can buy alcohol. But there is high consumer tax for it. Opening time is just to 6 o‘ clock PM. You have to be older than 18 for drinking slip- slop drinks and older than 21 for drinking strong drinks.
ALCOHOL It is illegal to buy alcohol for somebody who is under 18 … but the truth is different. Teenagers don‘t have to go to the bar. They usually get alcohol from their older friends and they go out by bikes to drink there.
ALCOHOL AT THE PARTY - young people also drink alcohol
These men were really drunk and noisy. It‘s not typical for people in Finland – they are very quite. This picture is from the railway station in Rovanniemi.
Basically they eat very healthy food. Vegetables are components of their lunch every day. They usually eat five times per day and small portions of food. Milk is very popular and cheep fluid in Finland. Everybody drinks milk (or water) at lunch.
JUNK FOOD There are also fast food shops. When I asked some girls in the school if they eat hamburgers… they said YES, but no very often. Children like these kind of fast food.There is an example….
JUNK FOOD I found one of the most popular fast foods in Kemi. It‘s something like Mc‘Donald. It is just a little bit different in the title- Hesburger. But food is the same.
JUNK FOOD For Finland is typical to drink a coffee – a lot of cups of coffee. My „mum“ from family where I lived, said: „I eat 5 times a day“: 1. Breakfast and coffee 2. Coffee break 3. Lunch with coffee 4. Coffee break 5. Dinner and coffee
SUMMARY Basically… Finnish people live healthy lives. There are some exeptions like everywhere in the world. Czech people can learn something more from our Finnish friends about the food. I think that their food can decrease number of obese people in the Czech Republic.