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Greeks Among the Champions of Smoking

Since doctors revealed the damage smoking causes to health 50 years ago, the proportion of people who smoke decreased significantly. Currently in the U.S., about 19% of adults smoke, compared to about 42% in 1965. At the same time smoking has...

One Out of Five Greek Students Smoke

According to research carried out in 2012 by the Institute of Mental Health, one in five Greek students are smoking. A total of 683 schools took part in the study, with students aged between 13 and 19. The Deputy Minister...

Greek Students Are Smoking Addicts

Smoking continues to be one of the most common bad habits among Greek teenagers. According to researchers, headed by leading epidemiologist Jonathan Eberson of Oxford University, smoke addicts lose four years of their lives. Moreover, smoking increases the risk...

Greek Crisis Not Compatible With Smoking

"Every cloud has a silver lining" - although this is not what the majority of the Greek people would like to hear right now - the saying is very true concerning the smoking habits of the Greeks. The debt...

Lung Cancer Becomes an Epidemic in Greece

In spite of stricter laws banning smoking in public places, including cafes, bars and nightclubs, that have been enforced since 2010, deaths due to lung cancer in Greece show no sign of abating, and actually rose in 2011, scientists...

Greeks Quit Smoking Due to Financial Crisis

The fear over their health and the financial crisis are two main parameters forcing Greeks to quit smoking. More and more smokers have been asking for professional help in order to give up this money-consuming and dangerous habit. The basic...

Greek Anti-Smoking Law Stays On Papers

As it seems, the anti smoking measures are not applied in reality. The number of denunciations by people who call each day the telephone service 1142 are more than 60. In fact, many violations concern public sector for example...

"Smoking Stamps" to Increase the State Revenues

According to the newspaper “Ethnos”, the Ministry of Interior, Health and Culture decided to impose tax to the night clubs of more than 300 square metres with live music as well as to casinos where smoking is permitted. The spaces...