Organizational and financial analysis of Polish Tobacco Control Program in 2000-2018

Łukasz Balwicki , Anna Tyrańska-Fobke , Małgorzata Balwicka-Szczyrba , Marlena Robakowska , Stoklosa Michal


In accordance with the provisions of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), each country shall promote and strengthen public awareness of tobacco control issues (Article 12). Many parties to the FCTC have adopted national tobacco control programs to organize their tobacco control activities. The aim of our study was to analyze the organization and funding of the Polish Tobacco Control Program in years 2000-2018. Document analysis of The Program and reports from its implementation were performed in accordance to the Agency for Health Technology Assessment in Poland (AHTAPol) recommendations and the WHO FCTC guidelines for Article 12 implementation. Spending was also analyzed. The study showed both inadequate planning of and funding for Polish Tobacco Control Program. The Program was developed without use of best practices detailed in the WHO FCTC guidelines as well as in national guidelines prepared by AHTAPol. The experience of Poland shows that although earmarking tobacco taxes has existed in the law, it has been largely ineffective due to the poor Tobacco Control Program design and insufficient funding resulting from a poor execution of the earmarking law. This may be a warning to other countries to strive to create law, compliance with which can be verified and controlled.
Author Łukasz Balwicki
Łukasz Balwicki,,
, Anna Tyrańska-Fobke
Anna Tyrańska-Fobke,,
, Małgorzata Balwicka-Szczyrba (FLA / DCPIL)
Małgorzata Balwicka-Szczyrba,,
- Department of Commercial and Private International Law
, Marlena Robakowska
Marlena Robakowska,,
, Stoklosa Michal
Stoklosa Michal,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, e-ISSN 1660-4601, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number 2532
Keywords in Englishtobacco, smoking, community health, tobacco policy, program efficiency, Poland
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 11-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.129; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.468 (2) - 2018=2.948 (5)
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