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 […]

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, the Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece and the George D. Behrakis Research Lab of the Hellenic Cancer Society,  co-founder of the SmokefreeGreece initiative, are sharing some very important information on Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Greece. It is characterized by the presence of abnormal cells in the breast that grow and […]

4th Series of Lectures on Public Health – Institute of Public Health, ACG

4th 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 2018-2019 program for the 4th 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. In light […]

Happy New Academic Year 2018-2019!

The new generation is changing! Young children are making their own choices creating new trends, leaving the past behind. They embrace good practices and reject anything that may take away their strength to fulfill their dreams. Let’s listen to what they have to say… Happy new academic year to all students!

Free Spirometry testing for Victims of the Attica Fires

Free Spirometry testing for Victims of the Attica Fires

In light of the recent tragic events by the Attica fires, The George D. Behrakis RESEARCH lab of the Hellenic Cancer Society, is offering free Spirometry testing to all victims of the fires. All those who were exposed to the harmful smoke or fires, with or without a history of respiratory conditions who would like to check their lung function are welcomed to visit us at the RESEARCH LAB located […]

Beach safety tips- 2018

Beach safety tips- 2018

Pay attention to environmental conditions. Check weather conditions before you swim. For example, a lot of wind means big waves and currents, while storm and lightning means there is a risk for electric shock. It is very dangerous to swim in these conditions and should be avoided. Is the beach tended to? Organized beaches are cleaned and cared for regularly making it a more safe and enjoyable environment. Are there […]

“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. […]