May, 2020

202027May19:0023:00Educating a smokefree generation19:00 - 23:00

online discussion Institute of Public Health

Event Details

Educating a smokefree generation
An online discussion, on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020.
May 27, 19:00

The panelists will discuss the declining smoking prevalence in Greece, the role of stress in adolescent smoking behavior, as well as the impact of COVID-19 pandemic related stress on children, adolescents and families. The discussion will then proceed to a synopsis of the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative and the 10 year application of its school-based educational program for tobacco prevention.

The closing lecture will highlight the important role of health care professionals in promoting smoking prevention and enhancing motivation to quit, and will summarize the medical approach to smoking cessation.


Moderated by:

Panagiotis Behrakis, Pulmonologist-Intencivist, Director,Institute of Public Health, ACG

Haris Vavouranakis, Orthopedic surgeon, President, Institute of Scientific Research, PMA


Address by:

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, ACG , Head of the National Committee of Experts for Tobacco Control

Paraskevi Pataka, Professor Emeritus of Pulmonology, former Vice Rector, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


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The event will be held in Greek.


Organized by:
Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece
Institute of Scientific Research, Panhellenic Medical Association