World Cancer Day: Mortality in Greece Drops Albeit Slowly
Greece had an estimated 62,500 new diagnoses of cancer in 2020, corresponding to an incidence rate of 526 new cases per 100,000 population, which is lower than the EU average, an OECD report says. Scheduled to coincide with World Cancer...
The First Smoke-Free Beach in Attica
Marikes Beach, which is located outside of Athens in Attica, will be the region's first smoke-free beach. In a country known for its large number of smokers, it is not surprising that cigarette butts make up an estimated 40 to...
Greece Has Second-Highest Number of Smokers in EU
Despite many years of anti-smoking campaigns, Greece now has the dubious distinction of being the country in the European Union with the second-highest number of daily smokers. According to the newest data released by EUROSTAT, the EU's statistical authority, only...
Greece Sets Target for Anti-Smoking Campaign on World No-Tobacco Day
Greece set the ambitious target for its anti-smoking campaign on World No-Tobacco Day, Monday of reducing smoking by 30% by 2025.
Greeks Reduce Smoking in Half Over Last Decade
It was announced on Wednesday that Greeks have cut their smoking by more than one half over the last decade, according to a new ELSTAT survey.
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...
Greeks Top EU Ranks for Smoking and Child Obesity
Greeks come in second in smoking among EU member state citizens, and they also rank in second place in childhood obesity, while they are very cautious in vaccinating their children, a new report says. The report, presented by EU Commissioner...
Inspections Show High Compliance With New Greek Smoking Law
According to a new study conducted in the last several days by the Greek organization ''National Transparency,'' Greek society looks like it has turned a corner and begun to comply to a great extent with the new smoking ban...