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Smoking patterns in Croatia and comparisons with European nations

Goel, Rajeev K.; Budak, Jelena
Smoking patterns in Croatia and comparisons with European nations // Central European Journal of Public Health, 15 (2007), 3; 110-115 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Smoking patterns in Croatia and comparisons with European nations

Goel, Rajeev K. ; Budak, Jelena

Central European Journal of Public Health (1210-7778) 15 (2007), 3; 110-115

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Smoking; cigarettes; second-hand smoke; tobacco control; Croatia

In recent years, tobacco use and its control have become increasingly the focus of attention of policymakers and researchers due to ill health effects of smoking on both smokers and non-smokers. This paper contributes to a neglected research area by focusing on tobacco use its regulation in Croatia. In particular, this study uses recent survey information to analyze the tobacco use patterns in Croatia and influence of tobacco campaigns and to compare these patterns to other EU candidate nations and the EU as a whole. Overall the results show that in some aspects of tobacco use and regulation Croatia fares better than other European countries, while in other aspects it is somewhat lagging. For instance, on the positive side, more Croat smokers and ex-smokers were exposed to anti-smoking campaigns than smokers in other countries. However, the effectiveness of such exposure is modest in terms of the percentage of smokers who wanted to quit smoking and the relatively low share of population which claims protection from second-hand smoke. Croatia also has to further strengthen the country's compliance with international tobacco control mandates in terms of enforcement of existing tobacco consumption restrictions. Besides shedding light on the effectiveness of tobacco control policies, the findings of this study have some implications for Croatia’ s accession to the EU.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Ekonomija


Projekt / tema
002-0022469-2470 - Makroekonomska konvergencija Republike Hrvatske Europskoj uniji (Željko Lovrinčević, )

Ekonomski institut, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Jelena Budak, (241770)

Časopis indeksira:

  • Scopus

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