Towards tobacco-free Slovenia 2040

In this publication we present achievements and challenges in the area of tobacco control in Slovenia and suggest additional effective tobacco control measures to prevent and reduce tobacco and related products' use and consequences. The publication is intended for all those who in various sectors, both at the national or local level, (co)create tobacco control policies and can contribute to minimization of the damage caused by tobacco in Slovenia.

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The latest data on tobacco and related products use in Slovenia - an overview

The aim of this publication is to present the newest data and changes in the prevalence of tobacco and related products use in Slovenia. The majority of data was obtained from Health-Related Behavioural Style of the Population of Slovenia study and the National Health and Health Care Survey, and is supplemented with data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study and Perinatal Information System of the Republic of Slovenia.

Alcohol policy in Slovenia

The aim of the publication, entitled ALCOHOL POLICY IN SLOVENIA – opportunities for reducing harm, costs and health inequalities in population, is to equip policy-makers from different sectors at national and local-community level and others striving to reduce alcohol-related harm in Slovenia with credible data on the extent of the alcohol problem in the country, and to inform on effective, evidence-based alcohol-related policy measures.

Inequalities in health future challenges for intersectoral cooperation (summary)

By adapting social subsystems and ensuring access to high-quality, timely healthcare and long-term care services, raising the awareness of and educating the population regarding the importance of lifestyle, and reducing risks to human health, we will also reduce the incidence of health inequalities. We must therefore realise, at the social as well as individual level, that health is not simply a value and an asset, but a right that should be available to everyone regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Inequalities in health future challenges for intersectoral cooperation

Intersectoral cooperation is key to identifying and reducing health inequalities, which are result of complex problems at the global and national level. In order to achieve our common goal, to identify, reduce and prevent inequalities, we must bring all stakeholders together and encourage their cooperation. This will enable us to design adequate (indeed the most optimal) proposals for decision makers for developing health policies that improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Slovenian Development Strategy 2030 points out health as one of the main focuses of the strategy.

Health in Slovenija

Health in Slovenia publication offers a brief overview of contents related to various aspects of population health in Slovenia and international comparisons. The main guideline of the publication is clear and concise presentation of information using mainly graphic displays, visualizations and infographics. The presentations are supplemented with short content highlights, which enable a clear interpretation and a better understanding of the presented contents.

MIRA for mental health

MIRA for mental health - National Mental Health Programme

Resolution on the National Mental Health Programme 2018–2028 is the first strategic document to be published in Slovenia that comprehensively addresses the issue of mental health. The National Mental Health Programme Mira brings together existing structures and adds urgently required new ones, thus responding to people’s mental health needs. The main emphasis of the programme is the improvement of mental health along with the prevention and comprehensive treatment of mental disorders.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN SLOVENIA - Results of a panel online survey on the impact of the pandemic on life (SI-PANDA) 7th wave

Pandemic fatigue is the expected and natural human response to long-lasting public health crisis that significantly interferes with the daily life of an individual. It appears gradually and is influenced by emotions, experience, and attitudes. It is a response to long-lasting and unsolved distress in people’s lives. The severity and the scope of COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of strict measures to prevent and limit the transmission of the infection have a huge impact on the daily lives of all people, including those not directly affected by the virus.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Slovenia

The aim of this publication is to present harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke on the health of adults and children, effective measures to reduce exposure, the extent of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in Slovenia and recommendations for further decrease of exposure.


This is the English summary of the monograph entitled Changes in smoking behaviour after enforcement of the first measures of Restriction on the Use of Tobacco and Related Products Act. The aim of the monograph is to review the literature on efficiency of selected tobacco control measures and to present latest Slovenian data on changes in smoking behaviour and other relevant indicators after the implementation of new tobacco control measures of the Restriction on the Use of Tobacco Products and Related Products Act, which was adopted in Slovenia in February 2017.