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Compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Slovakia and in Finland: Two Different Worlds

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Department of Labor Law and Social Security Law, Faculty of Law, Comenius University, 810 00 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Department of Community and Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands
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Graduate School Kosice Institute for Society and Health, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Safarik University in Kosice, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia
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Olomouc University Social Health Institute, Theological Faculty, Palacky University, 771 47 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6661; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186661
Received: 25 June 2020 / Revised: 10 September 2020 / Accepted: 11 September 2020 / Published: 13 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control)
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) developed by the State Parties to the World Health Organization was ratified in Slovakia in 2004 and in Finland in 2005. The aim of this study was to explore and compare compliance with the FCTC in Finland and Slovakia. This is a two-country comparative study of tobacco control policy based on implementation of the FCTC in Slovakia and Finland. Compliance with the FCTC was measured similarly in Slovakia and Finland in terms of their institutional structure supporting a smoking free environment and implementation of selected articles of the FCTC. In Finland the responsibilities for anti-tobacco policy are clearly assigned. Slovakia does not have specifically responsible institutions. Finland has a clear plan for achieving the goal of a smoking-free country based on empirical evidence. Slovakia meets only the minimum standard resulting from its commitment as ratified in the FCTC and data are out of date or missing completely. View Full-Text
Keywords: Slovakia; Finland; tobacco; non-compliance; FCTC Slovakia; Finland; tobacco; non-compliance; FCTC
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Pavlikova, B.; Freel, L.; van Dijk, J.P. Compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Slovakia and in Finland: Two Different Worlds. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6661. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186661

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Pavlikova B, Freel L, van Dijk JP. Compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Slovakia and in Finland: Two Different Worlds. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(18):6661. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186661

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Pavlikova, Barbara, Lenka Freel, and Jitse P. van Dijk 2020. "Compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Slovakia and in Finland: Two Different Worlds" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 18: 6661. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186661

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