- About Us
- Smoking and Health
SMOKEFREEGREECE is a series of coordinated actions organized by the George D. Behrakis Research Lab -Hellenic Cancer Society and the Institute of Public Health-The American College of Greece aiming to reduce smoking in our country.
SMOKING & HEALTH
What is Passive smoking? Passive smoking is the inhalation of side-stream tobacco smoke produced by other people who actively smoke near us.2 This includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, rolled cigarettes, cigars, pipes and water-pipe smoking but also from novel products such as electronic cigarettes.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco causes over 6 million premature deaths every year. Smoking is the biggest epidemic of our time, with an estimated 6 million attributable deaths per year. It is estimated that by 2020, 7.5 million people will die of smoking-related diseases.
ANNUAL PANHELLENIC SCHOOL STUDENT CONFERENCES
“Education for a SMOKEFREE GENERATION”
Since 2010, Annual Panhellenic School Student Competitions “Education for a SMOKEFREE GENERATION” have taken place which include an Annual Panhellenic School Student Competition since 2013.
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.
For Tobacco Prevention among student population
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.
Workshops for Tobacco Prevention
The SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative also provides “Train-the-trainer” workshops for teachers and healthcare professionals 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.
TV SPOT FOR SMOKING
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.