but as for real smog, its next to zero.
What? Krakow, right now, is sitting about 150% of the PM2.5 / PM10 norms. Some areas nearby are at 600-700% of the maximum, such as Wrząsowice (16km from the Old Town in Kraków). Nowy Targ has 680% of the allowable levels of PM10! There's a place called Sławkowska (not far from Dąbrowa Gorniczna), where the pollution is so bad that it's registering as 1542% of the allowable amount of PM10, and 1176% of PM2.5.
And the smog isn't bad? Really? The situation is dire, and it's the reason why so many children in Poland have problems with respiratory illnesses.
I hear reports about the air quality in Poland, especially southern Poland, being bad due to the coal and trash burning. Have you noticed this?
The air quality is awful in winter in the south. Mountains, cities, both locations are polluted and dreadful.