World No Tobacco Day 2020_Online Discussion 27.5.2020
On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020, the Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece and the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association co-organize an Online Discussion, entitled “Education for a smokefree generation”.
Panagiotis Behrakis, Pulmonologist-Intencivist, Director, Institute of Public Health, ACG
Haris Vavouranakis, Orthopedic surgeon, President, Institute of Scientific Research, PMA
Vassilis Kikilias, Minister of Health
Sofia Zaharaki, Deputy Minister of Educational and Religious Affairs
Athanasios Exadaktylos, President of the Panhellenic Medical Association
Chrysanthos Georgiou, President of Cyprus National Addictions Authority
Anna Kokkevi, Professor Emeritus, Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
George Chroussos, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics & Endocrinology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panagiotis Behrakis, Director, Institute of Public Health
Head of the National Committee of Experts for Tobacco Control
Paraskevi Pataka, Professor Emeritus of Pulmonology, former Vice Rector, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The panelists will discuss the progress of the smoking prevalence reduction and the correlation between smoking and stress related to adolescence, but also to the COVID-19 pandemic; there will also be a reference to the educational school-based program of the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative and health professionals’ important role towards the prevention and smoking cessation.
The event will be held in greek