Prof. Małgorzata Balwicka-Szczyrba, University of Gdansk, Poland
Łukasz Balwicki, MD, PhD - Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Research group is focusing on tobacco control law from perspective of seaside regions. Seaside regions have their specific issues in tobacco control. Mostly they are touristic regions with political and legal tendency to loosen tobacco control regulations and its enforcement which are seen as something what may discourage tourists. These regions have also bigger crossborder movement which is associated with smuggled tobacco supply. This causes greater public health threat with the need for more comprehensive legal approach.
The aim of the group is to analyze regulations and enforcement existing on both national and regional level in the area of tobacco control in seaside regions.