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  1. Lappas A, Tzortzi A, Konstantinidi E, Teloniatis SI, Tzavara C, Gennimata S, Koulouris N, Behrakis PK. Short-term respiratory effects of e-cigarettes in healthy individuals and smokers with asthma. Respirology. September 2017. doi: 10.1111/resp.13180
  2. Teloniatis S, Tzortzi A, Evangelopoulou V, Behrakis PK. Relation between Individual Factors and Support for Smoking Bans in Bars in Greece: A Cross-Sectional Study of the 2013 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). Tob Prev Cessat. 2017; 3(118)
  3. Teloniatis S, Tzortzi A, Behrakis PK. Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage in Greece in 2009 and 2014. Pneumon. 2017; 30(1): 41-48.
  4. Mantzoros A, Teloniatis SI, Lymperi M, Tzortzi A, Behrakis P. Cardiorespiratory response to exercise of nonsmokers occupationally exposed to second hand smoke (SHS). Tob Prev Cessat. 2017;3(1):1-8. doi:10.18332/tpc/67273.
  5. Lappas AS, Konstantinidi EM, Tzortzi AS, Tzavara CK, Behrakis PK. Immediate effects of cigar smoking on respiratory mechanics and exhaled biomarkers; differences between young smokers with mild asthma and otherwise healthy young smokers. Tob Induc Dis. 2016;14(1):29.
  6. Girvalaki C, Lazuras L, Tzortzi A, Triantafylli D, Lionis C. Price promotions and marketing within points of sale around high schools in Greece during the 2012 economic crisis. Tob Prev Cessat. 2015; 1. doi:10.18332/tpc/61168.
  7. Lappas A, Tzortzi A, Konstantinidi E, Dimou N, Behrakis P. Factors Associated with Exposure to Passive Smoking among 12-18 year-old Students in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. Tob Prev Cessat. 2015;1. doi:10.18332/tpc/60652.
  8. Liozidou A, Dimou N, Lioupa A, Behrakis P. Prevalence and predictors of cigarette smoking among Greek urban adolescents: A cross-sectional study. Tob Prev Cessat. 2015;1. doi:10.18332/tpc/59483.
  9. Konstantinidi, E.M., Lappas, A.S., Tzortzi, A.S. and. Behrakis, P.K., 2015. Exhaled breath condensate: Technical and diagnostic aspects. The Scientific World Journal, 2015 (Article ID 4351.60), p.1-25.
  10. Tsalapati, K., Vardavas, C.I., Athanasakis, K., Thireos, E., Vozikis, A., Pavi, E., Behrakis, P.K. and Kyriopoulos, I., 2014. Going up in ashes? Smoking attributable morbidity, hospital admissions and expenditure in Greece. European Journal of Public Health, 24(3), p.477-479.
  11. Vardavas, C.I., Karabela, M., Agaku, I., Matsunaga, Y., Myridakis, A., Kouvarakis A, Stephanou E, Lymberi M and Behrakis, P.K., 2014. Secondhand smoke exposure within semi-open air cafés and tobacco specific 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) concentrations among nonsmoking employees. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 27(5), p.875-881.
  12. Konstantopoulou, S., Behrakis, P.K., Lazaris, A. and Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P. 2014. Indoor air quality in a bar restaurant before and after the smoking ban in Athens, Greece. Science of the Total Environment, 466-477, p.136-143.
  13. Filippidis FT, Vardavas CI, Loukopoulou A, Behrakis P, Connolly GN, Tountas Y. Prevalence and determinants of tobacco use among adults in Greece: 4 year trends. Eur J Public Health. 2013;23(5):772-776. doi:10.1093/eurpub/cks148.
  14. Filippidis, F., Schoretsaniti, F., Dimitrakaki, C., Vardavas, C.I., Behrakis, P.K., Connolly, G.N. and Tountas, Y., 2014. Trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Greece before and during the financial crisis: the impact of social disparities. The European Journal of Public Health, 24(6), pp.974-979.
  15. Schoretsaniti, S., Filippidis, F.T., Vardavas, C.I., Dimitrakaki, C., Behrakis, P.K., Connolly, G.N. and Tountas, Y., 2014. 5-Year trends in the intention to quit smoking amidst the economic crisis and after recently implemented tobacco control measures in Greece. Addictive Behaviors, 39(1), pp.140-145.
  16. Schoretsaniti, S., Filippidis, F., Vardavas, C.I., Tzavara, C., Dimitrakaki, C., Behrakis, P.K., Connolly, G.N. and Tountas, Y., 2013. Prevalence and determinants of SHS exposure in public and private areas after the 2010 smokefree legislation in Greece. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 24(5), pp.401-411.
  17. Vardavas C.I., Girvalaki, C., Lazuras, L., Triantafylli, D., Lionis, C., Connolly, G.N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2013. Changes in tobacco industry advertising around high schools in Greece following an outdoor advertising ban: a follow up study. Tobacco Control, 22(5), pp.299-301.
  18. Kougias, M., Vardavas, C.I., Anagnostopoulos, N., Matsunaga, Y., Tzortzi, A., Lymberi, M., Connolly, G.N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2013. The acute effect of cigarette smoking on respiratory function and FENO production among young smokers. Experimental Lung Research, 39(8), pp.359-364.
  19. Lappas, A.S., Tzortzi, A. and Behrakis, P.K. 2013. Forced oscillations in applied respiratory physiology, Clinical Applications. Clinical Research in Pulmonology, 2(2), p.1016.
  20. Lappas, A.S., Tzortzi, A. and Behrakis, P.K. 2013. Forced oscillations in applied respiratory physiology, Theoretical Principals. Pneumon, 26(4), p.326-344.
  21. Alpert, H.R., Vardavas, C.I., Chaloupka, F.J., Vozikis, A., Athanassakis, K., Kyriopoulos, I., Betric M., Behrakis, P.K. and Connolly, G.N. 2013. The recent and projected public health and economic benefits of cigarette taxation in Greece. Tobacco Control, 23(5), p.452-454.
  22. Vardavas, C.l., Anagnostopoulos, N., Kougias, M., Evangelopoulou, V., Connolly, G.N. and Behrakis P.K., 2013. Acute pulmonary effects of sidestream secondhand smoke at simulated car concentrations. Xenobiotica, 43(6), p.509-513.
  23. Vardavas, C.I., Agaku, I., Patelarou, E., Anagnostopoulos, N., Nakou, C., Dramba, V., Giourgouli, G., Argyropoulou, P., Antoniadis, A., Gourgoulianis, K., Ourda, D., Lazuras, L., Bertic, M., Lionis, C., Connolly G.N.and Behrakis, P.K., 2013. Ashtrays and signage as determinants of a smoke-free legislation’s success. PLoS ONE, 8(9), p.e72945.
  24. Kougias, M., Vardavas, C.I., Anagnostopoulos, N., Matsunaga, Y., Tzortzi, A., Lymberi, M., Connolly, G.N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2013. The acute effect of cigarette smoking on respiratory function and FENO production among young smokers. Experimental Lung Research, 39(8), p.359-364.
  25. Filippidis, F., Vardavas, C.I., Loukopoulou,A., Behrakis, P.K., Connolly, G.N., Tountas, Y., 2013. Prevalence and determinants of tobacco use among adults in Greece: 4 year trends. European Journal of Public Health, 23(5), p.772-776.
  26. Vardavas, C.I., Girvalaki, C., Lazuras, L., Triantafylli, D., Lionis, C., Connolly G.N. and Behrakis P.K., 2012. Changes in Tobacco industry advertising around high schools in Greece following outdoor advertising ban: a follow-up study. Tobacco Control, 22(5), p.299-301.
  27. Vardavas, C.I., Filippidis, F., Agaku, I., Mytaras, V., Bertic, M., Connolly G.N., Tountas, Y. and Behrakis, P.K., 2012. Tobacco taxation: the importance of earmarking the revenue to health care and tobacco control. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 10(1), p.21.
  28. Lappas, A., Anagnostopoulos, N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2012. Harmonic vectorial concept of tidal breathing; special reference to inertia. In: Daifoti, Z.P., Dimopoulos, A.M., Kittas, C., Koutsilieris, M., Stefanadis C., Pantos, K., Eds. 2012. Volume in honor of Professor Dennis Cokkinos, Athens: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, p.526-538.
  29. Avlonitou, E., Kapsimalis, F., Varouchakis, F.G., Vardavas, C.I. and Behrakis, P.K., 2012. . Adherence to CPAP therapy improves quality of life and reduces symptoms among obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients. Sleep Breath, 16(2), pp.563-569.
  30. Neophytou, A.M. and Behrakis, P.K., 2012. Occupational second hand smoke exposure in hospitality venues; Health effects in non-smoking workers and the effects of non-smoking regulations. Pneumon, 25(2), pp.150-152.
  31. Vardavas C.I., Anagnostopoulos, N., Minas, M., Nakou, C., Dramba, V., Patelarou, E., Giourgouli, G., Bagkeris, E., Gourgoulianis, K., Pattaka, P., Antoniadis, A., Lionis, C., Bertic, M., Dockery, D., Conolly, G.N. and Behrakis P.K., 2012. Five year trends of second-hand smoke exposure in Greece: A comparison between complete, partial and pre legislation levels. Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 25(6), p. 349-354.
  32. Vardavas C.I. and Behrakis P.K., 2012. Greece: Consumption down at last. Tobacco Control, 21(1), p.2. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2011-050330
  33. Vardavas, C.I., Anagnostopoulos, N., Kougias, M., Evangelopoulou, V., Connoly, G.N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2012. Short-term pulmonary effects of using an e-cigarette: Impact on respiratory flow resistance, impedance and exhaled nitric oxide. Chest, 141(6), p.1400-1406.
  34. Patelarou, E., Vardavas, C.I., Ntzilepi, P., Warren, C.W., Barbouni, A., Kremastinou, J., Connolly, G.N., and Behrakis, P.K., 2011. Nursing education and beliefs towards tobacco cessation and control: a cross-sectional national survey (GHPSS) among nursing students in Greece. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 9(1), p.4.
  35. Loukopoulou, A.N., Vardavas, C.I., Farmakides, G., Rossolymos, C., Chrelias, C., Tzatzarakis, M.N., Tsatsakis, A., Lymberi, M., Connolly, G.N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2011. Design and study protocol of the maternal smoking cessation during pregnancy study, (M-SCOPE). BioMed Central Public Health, 11(1), p.903.
  36. Vardavas, C.I., Seidenberg, A.B., Connolly, G.N., Hudson, S., Thomson, G., Patelarou, E., Ntzilepi,P., Warren, C.W., Barbouni, A., Kremastinou, J., Behrakis, P.K., Yukihiro, M., Hiramatsu, T., Kawano, S., Chan, W.C., Leatherdale, S.T., Koru-Sengul, T., Clark, J.D., Fleming, L.E., Lee, D.J., Watanabe, N., Fukushima, M., Taniguchi, A., Okumura, T., Nomura, Y., Nishimura, F., Aoyama, S., Yabe, D., Izumi, Y., Ohtsubo, R., Nakai, Y., Nagasaka, S., Shi, L., Iguchi, M.Y., Kanamori, Y., Malone, R.E., Box, H.C., O’Connor, R.J., Patrzyc, H.B., Iijima, H., Dawidzik, J.B., Freund, H.G., Budzinski, E.E., Cummings, K.M., Mahoney, M.C., Dietz, N.A., LeBlanc, W.G., McCollister, K.E., Arheart, K.L., Davila, E.P., Caban-Martinez, A.J., Ybarra, M.L., Bagci Bosi, A.T., Bilir, N. Holtrop, J.S., Korchmaros, J. and Emri, S., 2011. Regulating duty free sales and tobacco advertising in airports: a call for action. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 9(1), p.7.
  37. Papadopoulos, G., Vardavas, C.I., Limperi, M., Linardis, A., Georgoudis, G. and Behrakis, P.K., 2011. Smoking cessation can improve quality of life among COPD patients: Validation of the clinical COPD questionnaire into Greek.Biomed Central Pulmonary Medicine. 11(1), p.13.
  38. Vardavas, C.I., Behrakis, P.K. and Connolly, G.N., 2011. Chronic disease to top agenda. Beware tobacco companies’ spurious financial arguments. British Medical Journal, 342(7795), p.d1145.
  39. Grammatopoulou, E.P., Stavrou, N., Myrianthefs, P. Karteroliotis, K., Baltopoulos, G., Behrakis, P.K. and Koutsouki, D., 2011. Validity and reliability evidence of the asthma control Test-Act in Greece. Journal of Asthma, 48 (1), p.57-64.
  40. Loukopoulou, A., Vasiliou, M.P. and Behrakis, P.K., 2011. Interventions for smoking cessation during pregnancy. Pneumon, 24(1), pp.66-76.
  41. Karabela, M., Vardavas, C.I., Tzatzarakis, M., Tsatsakis, A.,Dockery, D., Connolly, G.N. and Behrakis, P.K., 2010. The relationship between venue indoor air quality and urinary cotinine levels among semiopen-air cafe employees: what factors determine the level of exposure?. Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 24(1), pp.35-41.
  42. Loukopoulou, A., Evangelopoulou, V. and Behrakis, P.K., 2010. Smoking and Pregnancy. Pneumon, 23(2), pp.160-167.
  43. Vardavas, C.I., Mangiaracina. G. and Behrakis, P.K., 2010. Environmentally friendly brand promotion activities: cigarette butt clean-up campaigns. Tobacco Control 19(3), p.259.
  44. Vardavas, C.I. and Behrakis, P.K., 2009. Greece: Action at last! Tobbaco Control, 18 (2), p.79-80.