Smoke-free policy in Poland on the example of the implementation into national law of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/40 /EU of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the production, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products, and repealing Directive 2001/37/WE
Jarosław Pinkas 1, Jakub Szymański 2, Dariusz Poznański 3, Waldemar Wierzba 4 1 - Department of Healthcare Organizations and Medical Jurisprudence, School of Public Health, Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland 2 - Department of Prevention of Environmental Hazards and Allergology, Medical University, Warsaw, Poland 3 - Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Warsaw, Poland 4 - University of Humanities and Economics, Lodz, Poland Ann Agric Environ Med 2016; 23 (3): ICID: 1219318 Article type: Letter/Correspondence
Poland in the 1980s was a country with the highest incidence of smoking tobacco products in Europe – 42%, therefore it became necessary to take urgent and effective measures to reduce the undoubtedly harmful to health smoking of tobacco products among millions of Poles. These actions over the past 20 years have brought huge success, as witnessed by a significant decline in smoking in Poland to 24% in 2015.
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