Entitled “Journey of a Smoker” by Aggeliki Chrysikopoulou, 5th Grade student at Geraka Elementary School, 3rd prize winner at the 2nd Annual Panhellenic School Student Conference “Education for a SMOKEFREE GENERATION”.

SMOKEFREEGREECE coordinates a series of actions organized by the George D. Behrakis Research Lab-Hellenic Cancer Society and the Institute of Public Health -The American College of Greece with the aim of reducing smoking in our country.   

SMOKEFREEGREECE functions under the direction of Professor Panagiotis Behrakis, the WHO official focal point for smoking in Greece and former President of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP).


George D. Behrakis Research Lab

The George D. Behrakis Research Lab is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art lung function laboratory, donated by the Behrakis Foundation, Boston MA, to the Hellenic Cancer Society.



Institute of Public Health- The American College of Greece

The Institute of Public Health -The American College of Greece, founded in January 2016, aims to develop scientific research and educational activities in the field of Public Health and to support the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative as well as all other national and international activities carried out by the George D. Behrakis Research Lab– Hellenic Cancer Society.



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.

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