“Learning to be Smoke-free!” English version of the elementary school notebook was presented to H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic on July 5th, 2018

“Learning to be Smoke-free!” English version of the elementary school notebook was presented to H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic on July 5th, 2018

Our team at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab welcomed our benefactor Mr. Drake Behrakis, President of Marwick Associates and the National Hellenic Society of the United States to the Lab last week! During his visit, along with Professor Panagiotis Behrakis, Director of the Lab and the Institute of Public Health-The American College of Greece, had the honor to be received by H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. […]

ENSP Conference 2018

ENSP Conference 2018

Representatives of the team at the LAB attended the 2018 European Network for Smoking Prevention Conference in Madrid, Spain, from June 14-16, to present some of the recent research conducted at the LAB.Presentation of results from the TACKSHS project, «Passive Exposure to E-cigarette Emissions: Minor Respiratory Effects»Find the published presented abstracts in the links below: Demi M, Teloniatis S, Vyzikidou V-K, et al. Smoking Prevalence in Greece. Tob Prev Cessat. 2018;4(Supplement). doi:10.18332/tpc/90109. […]

World No Tobacco Day 2018

World No Tobacco Day 2018

In celebration of The World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31st 2018, the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, together with the Institute of Public Health of The American College of Greece, organized a Press Conference where the General Secretary of Public Health at the Ministry of Health of Greece, Mr. Ioannis Baskozos, Representative of the Hellenic parliament, Deputy of Attica, Mr. Ioannis Dedes, Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, Dr. Dionysios Kokkinos and the President of the Hellenic Post, Ms. […]

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

What is Cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases and can affect any body organ. Cancer arises from the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Known environmental carcinogenic factors can be: Physical (ie. Ultraviolet radiation) Chemical (ie. Components of tobacco smoke) or Biological (ie. infections from viruses, bacteria or parasites) Presentation Cancer usually forms as a solid tumour (called a malignant tumour) which has the ability […]