On our way to a smoke free world – a common point of view of public health and economy
Quitting tobacco smoking is the best way to limit health damages. Smoking cessation and prevention remain the most impactful, cost-effective interventions in medicine, however, only 30-40% of smokers are successful in quitting (including those receiving psychological and pharmacological support). Harm reduction is an important tool for those who cannot succeed in quitting. Andrzej Fal has also previously stated “Less harm, less tax” and that we should use the fiscal tools for public health purposes, because fiscal prevention has been proven cost-effective in the UK, Sweden, and the US. In his speech Andrzej Fal will elaborate on how we can attain “A smoke-free world” using all available tools including public health and fiscal measures.
Speaker: Andrzej Fal
Chair: Anastasia Barbouni