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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...

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...

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...

Thinking of Smoking in Public Places in Greece? Better Think Again

A Joint Ministerial Decision published in Greece's Government Gazette on Friday enforces new, much tougher fines for those who violate the smoking ban in public places in Greece. The new fines came to effect on Monday, November 18, as the...

Government to Toughen Up Fines on Smokers in Public Places

The Greek government is working toward toughening up the fines people would have to pay who violate the nation's new, wide-ranging anti-smoking laws. According to media reports on Wednesday which quote sources in the country's Ministry of Health, the public...