Are Poles respect the ban on smoking in public places?

Jun 15th 2014 at 9:44 PM

What studies have shown the public?
In Poland, there is strong public support for changes related to tobacco control. Keep in mind that the vast majority of Poles are those non-smokers (about 70%).

Interestingly, public opinion polls show that even those smokers support the change, especially when it comes to limiting smoking in public places. 

Social studies conducted on a nationwide sample of respondents show that public support for the introduction of the smoking ban in Poland in public places was strong before the Act came into force and after its entry significantly increased.   

In February 2011, 68% of smokers and non-smokers 84% of Poles supported a ban on smoking in all places where there are non-smokers 10 .

In October 2011, the majority of Poles (62%) supported the introduction of a total ban on smoking , without the possibility of release roaster in all public places and workplaces, including catering and entertainment venues.

Moreover, after the ban on smoking in public places 11% of respondents said they attempted to stop smoking or decided to completely break the habit . Another 11% of smokers reduced smoking Poles.

It can be said that the ban on smoking in public places has brought results. The question remains whether its operation and compliance is effective?

1 TNS Survey, which was carried out within 3-6.02.2011 commissioned MAN KO Association and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate.

2 Data source: 1995-1996 - Czapiński. 1998; years 2000-2011 - Social Diagnosis.

3 P. Czapliński, Substance Abuse , Warsaw 2011.

4 W orld Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking: summary of data reported and evaluation , Geneva, Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks are Humans , Volume 83, 2004.

5 C. D. Marthers, D. Loncar, Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030 , Public Library, Sci. Med., 2006.      

6 R. Peto, ZM Chen, J. Boreham, Tobacco, The growing epidemic, National Medicine, 1999.

7 W orld Health Organization, WHO Report on the Global Epidemic. MPOWER package The WHO, Geneva, 2008.   

8 TNS on behalf of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate and the Association of Manko, Report of a nationwide survey on attitudes towards smoking, Warsaw, February 2011.

9 Comparative analysis of research TNS in

10 TNS on behalf of the Cancer Center and Institute of them. Maria Sklodowska-Curie in the arsaw from the National Programme for Combating Cancer, Nationwide survey on attitudes to smoking and other risk factors and protective factors of malignant tumors in the adult population of Polish, Warsaw, October 2011.

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