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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...

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...

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