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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...

This Greek Village is an Oasis of Non-Smoking in a Nation of Smokers (video)

For the past forty years, no resident in the village of Skotino in the Hersonissos municipality of Heraklion, Crete, has taken a puff on...

EU Commissioner Blasts Greek Health Minister for Smoking in Public

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety launched a verbal attack on Monday against  Greek deputy health minister Pavlos Polakis for smoking in public. Vytenis Andrikaitis, who...

Greeks Turn to E-Cigarettes to Quit Tobacco Reveals New Study

A new study commissioned by the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, the National School of Public Health and the universities of Patra and...

Greece’s Astypalea Aims to Become First Smoke-Free Island

The island of Astypalea, in the Dodecanese, has set the ambitious task of becoming the first Greek island that is "smoke-free". In a country where...

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...

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