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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...

Greek Government Determined to Enforce Anti-Smoking Legislation Across the Country

The battle to improve citizens' health by reducing smoking was the subject of a meeting chaired by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with the participation of the country's Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis. During the...

Greek Tobacco Giant Papastratos to Give €1 Million in Shares to Workers

Papastratos, Greece's largest tobacco manufacturer and distributor, announced on Thursday that it will give shares worth a total of €1.0 million in its parent company Philip Morris International to its workers. In the statement, the Papastratos company said that it...

More Greek Smokers Kick the Habit but Old Attitudes Linger

Held up as the exemplar of Greeks' refusal to kowtow to authority, the country's anti-smoking laws -- often flouted with abandon -- could come in for renewed scrutiny this week. Thursday is the World Health Organization (WHO)'s global 'No-Tobacco Day'...

Tsipras: Investors Trust and Invest in Greek Economy

There are many investors who trust and invest in the Greek economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, during his visit to the Papastratos CMC tobacco factory in Aspropyrgos, Attica. "We are working to lay the foundations for a...

Draft Legislation for the Illegal Import of Tobacco in Greece

Greek State Minister Panagiotis Nikoloudis presented on Thursday the government’s draft legislation to suppress the cigarette and tobacco "black market." The law introduces production line inspection, as well as packaging, trade, distribution and retail sales, with the proposition to prevent illegal trade and...