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Greek Business Association Appeals Smoking Law at Supreme Court

PASKEDI, Greece's Association of Facilities and Consumers in Catering recently decided to appeal the latest smoking-ban law which has been enforced throughout the country since November of 2019. The PASKEDI association filed a petition before Greece's Council of State, the...

Thessaloniki is Greek City Most Compliant with Smoking Ban

Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki, well-known for its nightlife, has surprisingly proven to be one of the most obedient places in the country when it comes to implementing the new smoking ban in public places. Numerous inspections conducted by the...

''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 seem to be abiding by the new law. This new -- for Greek society, at least...

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 Greece's historically loose approach to smoking in public places. "The smoking ban is a bold initiative...

Melbourne’s Greek-Australians Unhappy at Smoking Ban

Greek-Australians east of Melbourne fear a new ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas will damage their cultural heritage. Brought in this week, the new ban is upsetting to the city's Greek-Australian population. From the first of August, Victoria rolled...

President Pavlopoulos on Why Greece Has Failed to Implement Smoking Ban Law From 2008

On Wednesday, May 24 at the International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017 organized by the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) in Athens, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos stressed that the failure of Greece to implement the anti-smoking...

Smoking Ban in Oakleigh’s Eaton Mall Meets Opposition from Greek Community Leaders

Although the communities of Melbourne and Victoria have supported a ban on smoking in public places, the Greek community is set to oppose the ban, according to a statement by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria's president,...

Mont Parnes Accuses Greek Goverment of Favoring OPAP

Mont Parnes Casino in Parnitha, near Athens, has filed a complaint to the European Commission, accusing the Greek Government of favoring the OPAP gaming company by legalizing smoking at OPAP betting shops with video lottery terminals (VLTS) Mont Parnes Casino...

Greeks and Smoking Go Hand in Hand

Shopkeepers of the Greek-Australian Diaspora are concerned because of the imminent smoking ban at the most “Greek” corner of Melbourne. Specifically, the pedestrian street situated at the Oakley suburb, where almost all the shops and cafes are Greek. Since smoking...

Greece Says Smoking Ban To Start

After five No-Smoking laws in the last decade have been largely ignored by Greeks, who light ‘em up more than any other European country, the government has vowed yet another crackdown and said it will begin stricter checks in...