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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,...

Study Shows Economic Crisis Led Many Greeks to Quit Smoking

Despite the fact that there isn't a single non-smoking restaurant or bar in Greece and the deputy health minister is smoking provocatively at press conferences in the ministry, Greeks are proving to smoke less in 2016. The drop in regular...

New Images for Cigarette Packs in Greece

As of May 20, the regulation regarding smoking and the visual representation along with textual warnings placed on cigarette packs will be implemented in Greece, which is one of the last countries in the EU that have not activated...

Greek Teens With Bad Habits: Sweet 16 Drinkers, Smokers, Junkies, Gamblers

The University Mental Health Research Institute of Greece studying addictive adolescent behaviors found that apart from smoking, drinking and narcotics, Greek teens also have a habit of excessive internet use, electronic games and gambling. The finding of the recent scientific...

Teen Spirit: Study Finds Greek Students Smoke, Drink, Do Drugs at 13 Years

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) revealed alarming statistics for Greek teenagers. The study, conducted on behalf of ESPAD by the University Mental Health Research Institute of Greece, found that teenagers begin to smoke...

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...

Tobacco Smuggling: Smoking the Taxes Away

More than 33 million packs of illicit cigarettes have been confiscated in the Greek and Cypriot customs at the end of January by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the General Secretariat against corruption (AFCOS Greece). The two organizations...

Emblematic Greek Cigarette Brand 'Sante' Stops Production

The legendary Sante cigarettes are no longer in production after 85 years. The characteristic flat-box package with the drawing of a blonde woman had become a cult object in Greece. In fact Sante was so popular among avid smokers that...

Canadian Smoking Cessation Model Used to Help Greeks Quit Smoking

Greek scientist Sophia Papadakis has travel to Crete in order to implement a program that is going to help people quit smoking. At the moment 38% of the Greek population smokes, making it the leading European country for tobacco...