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Effectiveness in Poland of the second international ‘Quit and Win’ anti-smoking campaign

  • W. Drygas
  • A. Kowalska
  • E. Dziankowska-Stachowiak
Conference paper

Abstract

Mass anti-smoking campaigns seem to be an effective method for discouraging the use of tobacco, especially in countries with a high prevalence of smokers (Drygas et al., 1996; Korhonen et al., 1997; Przwozniak et al., 1996; Puška, 1996; Tillgren et al., this volume). Two regions of Poland, Lodz and Kalisz, participated in the second international ‘Quit and Win’ campaign in 1996, organized under the auspices of the National Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland. As few trials have been carried out in central and eastern Europe (Kamardina & Zaikin, 1996; Kvasha et al., 1996; Przwozniak et al., 1996), our experience is of particular interest.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Smoking Cessation Nicotine Dependence Nicotine Replacement Therapy Smoking Cessation Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Drygas
    • 1
  • A. Kowalska
    • 1
  • E. Dziankowska-Stachowiak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social & Preventive MedicineMedical UniversityLodzPoland

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