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Experts Warn that Greece’s Beaches Could Turn into a Gigantic Ashtray

Greek experts say that the pollution from cigarette butts is threatening the environment and, especially during the summer, the coastal areas where holidaymakers flock. Nearly...

Contraband Cigarettes Cost Greece up to €1 Billion per Year

As no Greek government has managed so far to banish smoking in public places, the State is losing close to 1 billion euros every...

Anti-Smoking Law in Greece a Lost Cause

Despite the fact that the law against smoking in public places went into effect almost 10 years ago (2008), Greece is not even close...

Greek Women Rank Third in the World in Smoking

A study, led by Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou at the University of Washington in Seattle, shows that Greek women rank third in the world in...

Study: Greek Teenagers Drink and Don’t Exercise

Greek teenagers drink at an early age and do not participate in sports; as a result, they are prone to ill health in their...

In Greece’s Smoking-Obsessed Culture, Passive Smokers Suffer

Nearly two in three Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union...

Study Shows Economic Crisis Led Many Greeks to Quit Smoking

Despite the fact that there isn't a single non-smoking restaurant or bar in Greece and the deputy health minister is smoking provocatively at press...

New Images for Cigarette Packs in Greece

As of May 20, the regulation regarding smoking and the visual representation along with textual warnings placed on cigarette packs will be implemented in...

Greek Teens With Bad Habits: Sweet 16 Drinkers, Smokers, Junkies, Gamblers

The University Mental Health Research Institute of Greece studying addictive adolescent behaviors found that apart from smoking, drinking and narcotics, Greek teens also have a...

Teen Spirit: Study Finds Greek Students Smoke, Drink, Do Drugs at 13 Years

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) revealed alarming statistics for Greek teenagers. The study, conducted on behalf of ESPAD...

Decrease of Smokers in Greece According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority

According to a health survey conducted by the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the number of smokers in Greece has decreased greatly. The Institute of Public...

Tobacco Smuggling: Smoking the Taxes Away

More than 33 million packs of illicit cigarettes have been confiscated in the Greek and Cypriot customs at the end of January by the...

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