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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 the last decade. The new law includes stricter penalties and is tougher on those who smoke...

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 Macedonia has revealed that  cigarette smoking in Greece has been drastically reduced. Credit for this sea...

Greeks: Europe's "Champions" in Smoking in Workplace

Almost 60 percent of employed people in Greece are subjected to passive smoking in the workplace, high above the European Union average (27.5 percent), according to a new study. Greeks who are office employees, factory workers, shop clerks and others,...

Study: Greek Teenagers Drink and Don't Exercise

Greek teenagers drink at an early age and do not participate in sports; as a result, they are prone to ill health in their adult life, an OECD study says. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development surveys shows that...

In Greece's Smoking-Obsessed Culture, Passive Smokers Suffer

Nearly two in three Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union for exposing people to the health risks of passive smoking. According to the Associated Press, Eurostat,...

Decrease of Smokers in Greece According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority

According to a health survey conducted by the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the number of smokers in Greece has decreased greatly. The Institute of Public Health attributes the results to the fact that "prevention is one of the most important...

Smokers Throwing Cigarette Butts on Greek Beaches a Major Problem, EU Program Shows

Greece relies on tourism for its economy and must protect its beaches through a policy directly linked to managing garbage and household waste, head of the European Commission office in Greece Panos Karvounis said on Thursday, during a one-day...

Greeks Smoke to Forget Their Problems, Study Finds

An online survey conducted by AKOS, a non-profit company, sheds intriguing light on Greek smokers, non-smokers and those who have kicked the habit. The survey has attempted to map smokers' profiles, the conditions under which new smokers start smoking, the...