The Behrakis Project for Making Smoking History in Greece: HEART (Hellenic Action through Research Against Tobacco)


Principal Investigator:
Gregrory Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Public Health

Center for Global Tobacco Control Research

Dates of Research:
January 1, 2010 — December 31, 2012


The objectives of this project are to make smoking history in Greece through the Collaboration of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Panagiotis Behrakis of the Hellenic Anti-Cancer Society and the University of Athens, School of Medicine.  The long-term goals of the project are: 1) to have Greece adopt and successfully implement proven tobacco control policies, including taxation, clean indoor air laws, graphic warning on cigarette packs, and bans on tobacco advertising and promotions by implementing the FCTC and European Guidelines and 2) to have Greece fund comprehensive tobacco control programs, which include mass-media, youth education and empowerment, and smoking cessation services.