Greeks giving up smoking in record numbers

12 January 2018
469 Views

Greeks are quitting smoking in record numbers, according to a study that covers the past 5 years. The nation-wide survey conducted in July by KAPA Research on behalf of the Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece showed that 27.1% of the population said they were smokers compared to 36.7% a respective survey held by KAPA Research had revealed in 2012.

Professor Panagiotis Bechrakis, Director of the Public Health Institute and Head of SmokeFreeGreece actions, who presented the results in Trikala said the drop was a record in the EU.

According to research by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), smoking rates were 37.9% in 2009 and 32.5% in 2014, showing a steady trend of smokers’ reduction from 2009 to today.
According to recent research by KAPA Research, 88.1% of Greeks were against smoking and that reducing smoking should be a national goal.

The survey focused particularly on the issue of passive smoking legislation in enclosed public areas, with 83.8% saying non-compliance with anti-smoking laws was a cultural degradation, while 76.1% of the Greeks were angry about the fact that our country is the only EU country that allowed smoking indoors.

According to the survey questionnaire conducted in 13 regions of the country, 96.6% of respondents had experienced being in non-smoking establishments where the law was not applied, with 74.2% expressing their anger.

93% believe that the state has not taken the appropriate steps to implement the law.

You may be interested

Giannis Antetokounmpo responds to racist “monkey” comment against brother Thanasis by Olympiakos fan
GREECE
shares11 views
GREECE
shares11 views

Giannis Antetokounmpo responds to racist “monkey” comment against brother Thanasis by Olympiakos fan

makis - Nov 15, 2018

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo lashed out Thursday, November 15, at a Greek television presenter who described his brother Thanasis as…

Euro Working Group gives green light for measure to leave Greek pensions uncut to remain intact
FINANCE
shares12 views
FINANCE
shares12 views

Euro Working Group gives green light for measure to leave Greek pensions uncut to remain intact

makis - Nov 15, 2018

The Euro Working Group has given the green light over the Greek government’s decision to not slash pensions, according to…

Plaka: Around the district of “Gods”
GREECE
shares641 views
GREECE
shares641 views

Plaka: Around the district of “Gods”

Panos - Nov 15, 2018

It is the oldest district in Athens (it is also mentioned as “Gods’ district”) with outstanding scenery. The moment you…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.