- About Us
- Smoking and Health
SmokeFreeGreece is a series of coordinated actions organized by the George D. Behrakis Research Lab of the Hellenic Cancer Society and the Public Health Institute of the American College of Greece aiming to reduce smoking in our country.
ANNUAL STUDENT CONFERENCES
“Education for a Smokefree Society”
Since 2010, 8 annual student conferences entitled, “Education for a Smokefree Society” have taken place which have included a Panhellenic student competition for the past 5 years.
For Students & Teachers
SmokefreeGreece activities include the production of various educational material for the school community specifically tailored to address the different needs of students and teachers.
EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION SEMINARS
For Tobacco Prevention
As increased knowledge and awareness are key to tobacco prevention, we developed educational interventions tailored to inform teachers and school-aged children on tobacco operated through “SmokeFreeGreece”.
TRAIN THE TRAINER
Workshops for Tobacco Prevention
The SmokeFreeGreece educational campaign also provides “train the trainer” workshops for teachers in order to educate their students on tobacco prevention.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Collaboration with SYMPLEFSI
Since 2014, we have been collaborating with the Non-Governmental Organization “Symplefsi” which aims to support and improve the living conditions of the residents of the Greek remote islands.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT
The SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative, established in 2009 for tobacco prevention with an emphasis in the school community, does not in any capacity, hold any obligation or relation to any funders, institutions, persons, or initiatives with similar names and/or scope. Does not have any financial, ideological, social relationship or collaboration with any industry related to the manufacturing, production, distribution or promotion of tobacco and/or other novel tobacco products.
The SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative is fully funded by the Behrakis Foundation Boston MA and is supported by the NGO Hellenic Cancer Society and the Educational Institution, The American College of Greece.