“Smoke-Free Greece”: Behrakis’ Life-Saving Contribution

George Behrakis stands near his program’s sign, “Smoke Free Greece.” (Photo: courtesy of George Behrakis)

In my travels from New York to Athens and back, when arriving at the airport in Athens the first thing that catches my attention, and I imagine yours as well, is this striking difference from New York, one that really grieves me: the large number of people who continue to smoke.

Moreover, it is interesting that unlike New Yorkers, who often smoke in “secret”, Greeks – women and men alike – do so flamboyantly and with pride, like the movie stars …

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  1. Greece could ban it out right but doesn’t, doctors smoke inside hospitals teachers and KIDS smoke inside schools, not hard to do 100 % ban growing, import export selling consuming any tabacco products. Smugglers shot on sight in person, trucks or boats…slogans posters dont work, all wishful thinking..Oxi To Tabacco…Now Vape products too.

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