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

For the past forty years, no resident in the village of Skotino in the Hersonissos municipality of Heraklion, Crete, has taken a puff on a cigarette. The picturesque little town is a paradise for non-smokers in a country where...

Skotino, Crete's Non-Smoking Village

This past summer, Greek journalist Foteini Eleftheriou,  from the news site ekriktiko.gr visited the village Skotino (meaning "dark" in English) near Heraclion, Crete, to record the unwritten law followed by its residents for the past decades: NO SMOKING. There is...