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 smoke-free generation”.


Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 19:00
Watch online via
Live broadcast on our Facebook page SMOKEFREEGREECE


Moderated by


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

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


Addressed 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

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