Poland was progressive with smokefree legislation in the 1990s but has lagged behind since then. Current legislation was last updated in 2003 and has limited smokefree provisions. Smoking is banned in healthcare establishments, schools and other educational facilities, enclosed spaces on the premises of institutions of employment and other public service buildings, and in one-roomed gastronomic buildings. Smoking areas are allowed.
In March 2008 a parliamentary initiative for a comprehensive ban on smoking in all enclosed workplaces and public places, including the hospitality sector, was tabled in the parliamentary health committee. The outcome is currently unclear.
Smokefree resources available in 2009
Smokefree Partnership www.smokefreepartnership.eu
European Network for Smoking Prevention www.ensp.org
Bloomberg Initiative grant – general project not specific to smokefree (see www.tobaccocontrolgrants.org)
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