Basic information on coronaviruses

Basic information on coronaviruses

Basic information on coronaviruses and recommended ways to protect ourselves, by the Institute of Public Health, ACG are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in some severe cases and depending on the virus strain, pneumonia, severe acute […]

10th Panhellenic Students’ Conference “Education for a smokefree generation”, Athens

10th Panhellenic Students’ Conference “Education for a smokefree generation”, Athens

The new generation is aware of their role on the current change of era in Greece. They leave back old-fashioned practices, while their fresh mindset and free-will are the tools to achieve new standards for world peace, environmental disaster, discrimination, access to education and health! The 10th Panhellenic Students’ Conference “Education for a SMOKEFREE generation”, organized by the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic […]

The American College of Greece goes SMOKEFREE!

The American College of Greece goes SMOKEFREE!

Under the support and guidance of the Institute of Public Health, the American College of Greece complies with the Greek anti-smoking law and recently announced that all types of smoking, including vaping, are prohibited in all indoor and outdoor College areas, as of September 1st, 2019. This policy applies to all ACG Community members (students, faculty, staff & employees),  as well as parents, alumni and guests across all divisions (Pierce, […]

5th Series of Lectures on Public Health – Institute of Public Health, ACG

5th Series of Lectures on Public Health – Institute of Public Health, ACG

The Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece has released their 2019-2020 program for the 5th Series of Lectures on Public Health. Every month, scientists and academics will share the most up-to-date information on current and emerging health topics. The lectures are of interest to healthcare professionals but also to the public who will benefit from information on how to prevent disease through healthy practices. As every […]

Children and Stamps_The Hellenic Post supports the initiative SMOKEFREEGREECE

Children and Stamps_The Hellenic Post supports the initiative SMOKEFREEGREECE

“I have the right to breathe fresh air! I have the right to be healthy!” The Hellenic Post extended their support to the SmokefreeGreece initiative by proceeding with a Commemorative set of stamps, entitled “Children and Stamps”. The new set included two different stamps and other products of philately interest, inspired by the SmokefreeGreece material. The set urges grown-ups to steer clear of smoking, which is the central idea behind […]

EU Commissioner for Heatlh & Food Safety at the World Cancer Day main event in Athens

EU Commissioner for Heatlh & Food Safety at the World Cancer Day main event in Athens

On World Cancer Day 2019 (February 4th), the Hellenic Cancer Society co-organized with the Ministry of Health the main event that took place in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center with more than 400 attendees. Main speaker of the event was the EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, who was initially invited personally by Prof. Panagiotis Behrakis, Head of the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative. As the European Commissioner for Health and […]

EU Health Awards 2018, Brussels

EU Health Awards 2018, Brussels

Τhe European Commission rewarded outstanding initiatives by NGOs which have contributed to a higher level of public health in the EU by working on preventing tobacco use. The Hellenic Cancer Society, as a supporter of the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative was one of the 11 candidate NGOs which were considered for the prize (see here the candidate’s report). The winners of the EU Health Award for NGOs 2018 were announced on 12 […]

9th Panhellenic Students’ Conference “Learning not to Smoke” in Trikala

9th Panhellenic Students’ Conference “Learning not to Smoke” in Trikala

Greek students become the ambassadors of the effort on tobacco prevention Congratulations to the winners of the Panhellenic Students’ Competition! The 9th Panhellenic Students’ Conference, organized by the SmokefreeGreece team under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos, took place on November 6th, at the Cultural Center of Trikala and was joined by the Mayor of Trikala, Mr Dimitris Papastergiou, Director of Elementary Education […]

Tobacco Control in E.U. and Greece

Tobacco Control in E.U. and Greece

Ms. Thea Emmerling, Head of Cross-border Health Care and Tobacco Control work, DG SANTE of the European Commission, recently visited Athens after being invited by the Institute of Public Health and the Office of Public Affairs. Ms. Emmerling was the guest speaker of the “Tobacco Control in E.U. and Greece” event that took place at the ACG Campus, in collaboration with the SmokefreeGreece Initiative, Center of Excellence for Sustaianability, Office […]