November 28, 2010 - The conference is organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity (MoH), Hellenic Ministry of Education, Life-time Learning and Religious Affairs (MoE), the Hellenic Cancer Society (HCS)
and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Greece - may lighten smoking ban in bars and cafes.. If the changes are made, they will probably be announced in the first week of December after a conference on smoking being organized by the ministry in Athens in cooperation with Harvard University.
Gregory Connolly, a Harvard professor of public health, said the smoking problem was enormous for Greece. Speaking in Boston, he said: "We can conservatively project that of all the children alive in Greece today, over 350,000 will be killed prematurely by smoking unless urgent action is taken." (Chain-smoking Greeks face tough ban, AP, Independent.co.uk, 9/1/2010) Dr. Connolly is one of the presidents of the Scientific Committee for the Greek smoking ban project.
July 29, 2010 - Harvard School of Public Health to help Greece with smoking ban..
August 31, 2010 - More - Greece- September 1st embarks on 4th attempt in eight-years to ban smoking in public places..
October 8, 2010 - Even with Harvard SPH assisting 4th attempt at enforcing a smoking ban in 8-years failing..
October 20, 2010 - Greece - bar and restaurant owners openly defying smoking ban...
Some Greece related news briefs:
Greece - may lighten smoking ban in bars and cafes..;
Greece/Bulgaria - governments opposed to WHO's attempt to ban blended tobacco..;
Greece - bar and restaurant owners openly defying smoking ban..;
Greece - smoking ban - 4th attempt in 8-years failing..;
More - Greece- September 1st embarks on 4th attempt in eight-years to ban smoking in public places..;
Greece to go smoke free startng September 1, 2010 this time with the help of Harvard School of Public Health..;
Harvard SPH to help Greece with smoking ban..;
Greece - to try again to ban smoking in all indoor public places..;
Greece - another increase in tobacco taxes can be expected..;
Greece - trusty kiosks to shut in tobacco tax protest..;
Greeks smoke in defiance of ban..;
Greece - latest attempt at a smoking ban failing..;
Greek Farmers Renew Bulgaria Border Blockade..;
E-cigarettes - scientists want more safety studies before use..;
Greece - to increase tax on tobacco and alcohol..;
Greece - smoking ban, re-examining the legal framework supporting it..;
Pregnant women exposed to passive smoke greater chance of child will have respiratory distress..;
Greek betting firm - July 1st smoking ban has resulted in a further fall in sales..;
Greece - will the July 1st smoking ban work??;
Greece - ban on smoking in workplace starts July 1, 2009..;
Greece starts anti-smoking campaign..;
Greece May Have the Highest Cigarette Consumption Per Person in the World...
(Hellenic Republic, Greek)