Organizational and financial analysis of Polish Tobacco Control Program in 2000-2018
Łukasz Balwicki , Anna Tyrańska-Fobke , Małgorzata Balwicka-Szczyrba , Marlena Robakowska , Stoklosa Michal
AbstractIn 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.
|Journal series||International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, e-ISSN 1660-4601, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||tobacco, smoking, community health, tobacco policy, program efficiency, Poland|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 70.0, 11-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.129; : 2018 = 2.468 (2) - 2018=2.948 (5)|
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