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More Greek Smokers Kick the Habit but Old Attitudes Linger

Held up as the exemplar of Greeks' refusal to kowtow to authority, the country's anti-smoking laws -- often flouted with abandon -- could come...

Greece’s High Court Upholds E-Cigarette Ban in Public Places

Electronic cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as cigarette smoking, Greece's  Council of State plenary has ruled, including a ban on their use in...

Greek Minister Flouts Anti-Smoking Law (photos)

An embarrassing photo has emerged of a Greek minister smoking indoors during an event in Thessaly as the government is supposedly trying to enforce widely-flouted...

Greek Health Ministry to Enforce Dormant Anti-Smoking Law

Greece's Health Minister Andreas Xanthos on Wednesday called on competent authorities to enforce the anti-smoking law, and start strict checks on public places where...

Greeks Experience ‘Cultural Shift’ on Smoking

Greeks have finally understood the problem of smoking and are kicking the habit, says a leading authority on public health. Speaking to the Greek Reporter,...

Greeks Give Up Smoking in Record Numbers

Greeks have decided to quit smoking in record numbers, according to a survey by pollsters KAPA Research that covers the past 5 years. The nation-wide...

Greeks Top List of Antibiotics Consumption in the World, OECD Finds

Greeks topped the list for prescription and consumption of antibiotics in an annual Health report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

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...

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