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”Smirting”: The New Outdoors Flirting Skill Greeks Adopt After Smoking Ban

As surprising as it may sound, the recently reinforced universal smoking ban in Greece's public places has been strictly enforced and thousands of Greek smokers...

Greeks Top EU Ranks for Smoking and Child Obesity

Greeks come in second in smoking among EU member state citizens, and they also rank in second place in childhood obesity, while they are...

Inspections Show High Compliance With New Greek Smoking Law

According to a new study conducted in the last several days by the Greek organization ''National Transparency,'' Greek society looks like it has turned...

Prime Minister Mitsotakis Officially Presents New National Action Plan on Smoking

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented a new, National Action Plan against smoking on Tuesday, a cornerstone of one of his main priorities, to completely change...

Thinking of Smoking in Public Places in Greece? Better Think Again

A Joint Ministerial Decision published in Greece's Government Gazette on Friday enforces new, much tougher fines for those who violate the smoking ban in...

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...

Will Greece Finally Enforce Its Anti-Smoking Laws Now?

A majority of Greek lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of the new anti-smoking bill - the third such legislation passed in Greece in...

Greek Government Directs Local Authorities to Enforce Ban on Smoking

Greece's Health Ministry sent detailed instructions to local authorities throughout the country on Monday regarding the strict implementation of a smoking ban in public...

New Greek Government to Enforce Decade-old Anti-Smoking Laws

One of the pre-election pledges of Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was that his administration would enforce the anti-smoking laws already in existence in...

US Coach Pitino Slams Greek Fans Smoking, Shooting Flares at Games

Rick Pitino, the coach of Greek team Panathinaikos, criticized fans earlier this week for smoking and lighting flares during games, according to the Associated...

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...

Greece’s Highest Court Bans Smoking in Casinos, Entertainment Venues

The Council of State, Greece's highest court, ruled that smoking be prohibited in casinos and entertainment venues exceeding 300 square meters, annulling a previous...

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