Solving the problem of smoking in the Polish enterprises during 2003-2015.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618188
Title:
Solving the problem of smoking in the Polish enterprises during 2003-2015.
Authors:
Korzeniowska, Elzbieta; Puchalski, Krzysztof
Abstract:
Tobacco smoking is a major organizational, economical, and public relations-related (PR-related) problem for the company. Moreover, it is an important health determinant of the working population. The paper reports the results of the research which analyzed the current state and the tobacco control activities' transformations undertaken by Polish employers between 2003 and 2015.; Data comes from the research performed in 2006, 2010 and 2015, involving random- selected representative samples of Polish enterprises, employing no fewer than 50 employees. The sampling pattern covered location and classification of activities (excluding public administration, national defense, social security, education, health care and social assistance sectors). Consecutive interviews were conducted with representatives of 611, 1002 and 1000 companies, respectively.; The companies improved their compliance with the national regulations on smoking in the workplace. The strategy for limiting smoking in public places resulted in a steady increase in the number of companies (11%, 23%, 38%, respectively) that introduced smoking ban. Approximately in every second company, smoking was allowed only in the smoking room or outdoors. Voluntary activities (e.g., education and support for employees wishing to cease smoking) were very rarely undertaken by medium and large companies (several percent) and since 2010, when the law had become more restrictive, such tendency reinforced. Employers also were seldom interested in the prevalence of tobacco smoking among their personnel, its consequences for the company's functioning and the effectiveness of the implemented tobacco control measures.; National anti-smoking policy caused that companies were more focused on smoking-bans at the expense of education and support for those who wanted to cease smoking. Although this contributes to reducing secondary smoking in the workplace, the companies' potential to become a major agent for tobacco control policies is neglected while the downward trend of smoking in the Polish society has slowed down. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018;31(3):261-280.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Int J Occup Med Environ HealthS 2018, 31 (3):261-280
Journal:
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Issue Date:
15-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618188
DOI:
10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01164
PubMed ID:
29149116
Additional Links:
http://ijomeh.eu/Solving-the-problem-of-smoking-in-the-Polish-enterprises-during-2003-2015,75292,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1896-494X
Sponsors:
Funding: work supported by Ministry of Science and Higher Education grants for the statutory activities of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Project No. IMP 7.6/2016 Fri. “Anti-tobacco activities in Poland-analysis of trends in the years 2006–2015.
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dc.contributor.authorKorzeniowska, Elzbietaen
dc.contributor.authorPuchalski, Krzysztofen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-04T12:10:25Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-04T12:10:25Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-15-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Occup Med Environ HealthS 2018, 31 (3):261-280en
dc.identifier.issn1896-494X-
dc.identifier.pmid29149116-
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01164-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618188-
dc.description.abstractTobacco smoking is a major organizational, economical, and public relations-related (PR-related) problem for the company. Moreover, it is an important health determinant of the working population. The paper reports the results of the research which analyzed the current state and the tobacco control activities' transformations undertaken by Polish employers between 2003 and 2015.en
dc.description.abstractData comes from the research performed in 2006, 2010 and 2015, involving random- selected representative samples of Polish enterprises, employing no fewer than 50 employees. The sampling pattern covered location and classification of activities (excluding public administration, national defense, social security, education, health care and social assistance sectors). Consecutive interviews were conducted with representatives of 611, 1002 and 1000 companies, respectively.en
dc.description.abstractThe companies improved their compliance with the national regulations on smoking in the workplace. The strategy for limiting smoking in public places resulted in a steady increase in the number of companies (11%, 23%, 38%, respectively) that introduced smoking ban. Approximately in every second company, smoking was allowed only in the smoking room or outdoors. Voluntary activities (e.g., education and support for employees wishing to cease smoking) were very rarely undertaken by medium and large companies (several percent) and since 2010, when the law had become more restrictive, such tendency reinforced. Employers also were seldom interested in the prevalence of tobacco smoking among their personnel, its consequences for the company's functioning and the effectiveness of the implemented tobacco control measures.en
dc.description.abstractNational anti-smoking policy caused that companies were more focused on smoking-bans at the expense of education and support for those who wanted to cease smoking. Although this contributes to reducing secondary smoking in the workplace, the companies' potential to become a major agent for tobacco control policies is neglected while the downward trend of smoking in the Polish society has slowed down. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018;31(3):261-280.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding: work supported by Ministry of Science and Higher Education grants for the statutory activities of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Project No. IMP 7.6/2016 Fri. “Anti-tobacco activities in Poland-analysis of trends in the years 2006–2015.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijomeh.eu/Solving-the-problem-of-smoking-in-the-Polish-enterprises-during-2003-2015,75292,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of occupational medicine and environmental healthen
dc.subjecthealth promotionen
dc.subjectworkplaceen
dc.subjectsmokingen
dc.titleSolving the problem of smoking in the Polish enterprises during 2003-2015.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Healthen
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