Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Greece in new crackdown on smokers and tobacco ads
"A new law has come into force in Greece banning smoking in enclosed public spaces and tobacco advertising. It is the second such attempt to curb tobacco addiction in Europe's biggest-smoking nation in just over a year. Smokers who break the law could be fined hundreds of euros and businesses may have to pay several thousand. But restaurant and cafe owners say they are being targeted at a time of economic crisis. It is estimated that more than 40% of Greek adults smoke - well above the EU's average of 29%"