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Government to Toughen Up Fines on Smokers in Public Places

The Greek government is working toward toughening up the fines people would have to pay who violate the nation's new, wide-ranging anti-smoking laws. According to...

Serifos to Establish Greece’s First Smoke-Free Beach

Serifos' Vagia beach will become Greece's first smoke-free beach, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Athanassios K. Laskarides Foundation and the...

Study Finds 15,000 Greeks Die Annually From Smoking-Related Causes

A new study, presented by the Hellenic Thoracic Society (HTC) on Saturday in Trikala, Greece, showed that approximately fifteen thousand Greeks die every year...

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...

Police Raid Illegal Cigarette Manufacturing Facilities Near Athens

Greek police seized 70 tonnes of smuggled tobacco and 8.8 million cigarette packets at two illegal tobacco manufacturing facilities in Aspropyrgos, west of Athens. A...

Financial Crisis in Greece Continues to Drive Consumers to Illegal Tobacco Products

With a steady increase of taxes on cigarettes, the state has fallen short of cashing in as the market share of illegal tobacco products...

Greeks Welcome New Year Ready to Pay More for Basics

A barrage of raises in basic goods and services accompanies the New Year, as Greek households have to pay more for fuel oil, fuel...

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...

Emblematic Greek Cigarette Brand ‘Sante’ Stops Production

The legendary Sante cigarettes are no longer in production after 85 years. The characteristic flat-box package with the drawing of a blonde woman had...

Draft Legislation for the Illegal Import of Tobacco in Greece

Greek State Minister Panagiotis Nikoloudis presented on Thursday the government’s draft legislation to suppress the cigarette and tobacco "black market." The law introduces production line inspection, as well...

Study: Cigarette Consumption in Greece Declines to 20 Bln Pieces

Fast Market Research, a leading company in the market research field, has conducted a study regarding cigarette consumption in Greece. The study, entitled "World Cigarettes Greece,"...

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