For a tobacco-free Slovenia 2040: With support of NGOs
 
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Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control, Maribor, Slovenia
Publication date: 2021-12-10
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2021;7(Supplement):47
 
ABSTRACT
For a tobacco-free Slovenia 2040: with support of NGOs Slovenia wants to reduce the number of chronic non-communicable diseases by a third by 2025, and to become a tobacco-free country by 2040. That means that by that time, less than 5% of adults will smoke, and pregnant women and young people will generally refuse to smoke. The strategy was put up for public discussion in the summer of 2019 and is currently waiting for approval in Slovenian National Assembly. In Slovenia, about one in four adults still smokes. Individuals usually start smoking as children, adolescents or, less frequently, as young adults under the age of 25. It is rare to start smoking after the age of 25. Source: Strategy FOR A TOBACCO-FREE SLOVENIA 2021-2040, summer 2019 https://www.gov.si/drzavni-organi/ministrstva/ministrstvo-za-zdravje The strategy optimistically predicts that Slovenia will be a tobacco-free society by 2040 - meaning that by that time, less than 5% of the population over the age of 15 will use tobacco products. By 2030, the number of smokers is expected to fall from 24.2% (2014) to 15% of the adult population, and the share of those who are daily smokers is expected to fall from just under 19% (2014) to 12% over the same period. The strategy also aims to more than halve the number of 11-year-olds who have ever tried smoking by 2030 (from 2.2% in 2018 to less than 1% in 2030), and to halve the number of 13-year-olds who use tobacco (from 10.4% in 2014 to less than 5% in 2030). https://www.gov.si/assets/ministrstva/MZ/DOKUMENTI/Javne-objave/Javne-razprave/Strategija-za-zmanjsevanje-posledic-rabe-tobaka-Za-Slovenijo-brez-tobaka-20192030-predlog-za-javno-razpravo.docx In August 2019 Slovenian Ministry of Health appointed Coordination Group for Tobacco and Related Products. The group consists of 16 delegates, including 2 from non-governmental organisations, one of which is Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control.
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