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  • Activities in tobacco-control

    Social marketing about smoking prevention and smoking reduction in Greece, including:

    • Development and updates on the web page www.nosmoke.gr (in Greek at the moment, but a summary will be translated in English soon)
    • Production and promotion of anti-smoking songs
    • Organizing anti-smoking concerts
    • Organizing anti-smoking presentations
    • Organizing no-smoking parties
    • Interviews with popular or key figures speaking against smoking
    • Participation in relevant documentary films and books
    • Suggestions to the Greek State for improvements on the anti-smoking laws
    • Participation in relevant conferences
    • Sending anti-smoking materials through the internet and via mail (videos, mp3, CDs, prospectus etc)
    • Co-operation with other NGO's for the common goal: Smoking prevention and reduction in Greece

 


 

  • Analyticaly

13-12-2010

Denunciation of Nosmoke.gr to the European Commission and to the European Parliament for the circumvention of the law, which bans smoking, and for the people’s deceit by the state.

December 2010

Nosmoke.gr has called all the Greek prefectures in order to check if the fine pads had been sent to them.

25-11-2010

Massive calls, faxes and e-mails have been sent to the Ministry of Health and to the Prime Minister by the members of Nosmoke.gr, asking for the immediate implement of the law. The law should not have any exceptions and should not be flexible in any case.

22-10-2010

Participation of Nosmoke.gr in a conference of Ministry of Health. It was about the implement of the law for smoking prohibition in public places.(Among the participants were: Antonis Dimopoulos, Panagiotis Behrakis, Giannis Tountas, Alexandros Foteinos, Lampros Lazouras)

October 2010

After the request of Ministry of Health, Nosmoke.gr has designed two information leaflets, which aimed at specific groups of people. They were about the harmful consequences of smoking.

15-10-2010

Letter of proposals of Nosmoke.gr to the European Union, during the Public Meeting, which was about the revision of the European Order 2001/37/EE, which was referred to tobacco products.

2007-today

Numerous Greek radio stations and television channels broadcast the anti-smoking songs “It Makes You A Slave” and “I Love Life”, produced by Nosmoke.gr, so as to send some social messages.

27-09-2010

Informing the students of the 3rd Grade of the 1st High School of Corfu on the harmful effects of smoking. It was organised by Nosmoke.gr (Corfu branch).

01-09-2010

Short message and an interview by the well-known actor, Markos Seferlis to Nosmoke.gr. He talked about smoking.

24/30-08-2010

Massive calls, faxes and e-mails have been made and sent by Nosmoke.gr members to Minister of Health and to the Prime Minister, asking for the immediate pronouncement of the Joint Ministerial Decision, which would put in under the new law no later than 31/08/2010

24-08-2010

Letter from Nosmoke.gr to the Minister of Health asking for the immediate pronouncement of the Joint Ministerial Decision, which would put in under the new law no later than 31/08/2010

14-07-2010

Detailed proposals by Nosmoke.gr, which were about corrections and improvements of the law plan “Upgrade of the National Health System and other provisions of Ministry of Health and of Social Solidarity”. The proposals were sent to the President of Social Matters’ Commission, mr. Dimitris Kremastinos, and to the 51 members of Parliament, who take part in the commission.

13-07-2010

Letter to the President Of Social Matters’ Commission, mr. Dimitris Kremastinos and to the 51 members of Parliament (members of the commission, too). The request was Nosmoke.gr to be invited to the following day’s Parliamentary Conference about the smoking law plan.

10-06-2010

Nosmoke.gr had sent a letter to Ministry of Health, with its proposals for a better configuration of the new law plan on smoking.

09-06-2010

Letter to the president of the National Coordinating Commission for the Smoking and of ENSP, mr. Panagiotis Mpehrakis, with the proposals of Nosmoke.gr about the better formation of the smoking law plan.

08-06-2010

Nosmoke.gr had informed the 2,000 workers of the Teleperformance company, about smoking, its dangers and ways of stopping it. It was carried out in the health issues’ informing week.

31-05-2010

Nosmoke.gr had carried out (for the first time in Greece), a demonstration on Global Day against smoking, in order smoking to be prohibited in public places

05-2010

Writing of the anti-smoking song “I Love Life”, produce by Nosmoke.gr. The song addresses to children and to teenagers. It is available on Internet and it’s free of charge.

06-05-2010

Informing the students of Skipero’s Lyceum in Corfu for the harmful results of smoking. It was organised by Nosmoke.gr (Corfu branch).

05-05-2010

Informing the students of Alkinoos High School and Lyceum in Corfu, for the harmful results of smoking. It was carried out by Nosmoke.gr (Corfu branch).

03-05-2010

Informing the students of Skipero’s Lyceum in Corfu for the harmful results of smoking, conducted by Nosmoke.gr (Corfu branch).

14-05-2010

Alexandros Foteinos’ (president of Nosmoke.gr) participation in the conference of ENSP members in Greece, under the presidency of mr. Panagiotis Behrakis, who is the president of ENSP and of National Coordinating Commission for Smoking in Greece.

24-03-2010

Informing the students of 1st Grade of Pikermio’s High School, for the harmful results of smoking.

2009-today

Numerous parties and happenings in non-smoking places in the last two years

04-03-2010

Members of the NGO Nosmoke.gr brought another charge against artists and against an owner of a night club for public prompting to insubordination against the law about prohibition of smoking in entertainment areas.

26-02-2010

Letter of Nosmoke.gr to the Minister of Health and of Social Solidarity, mrs. Xenogiannakopoulou, with proposals about the forthcoming law plan in relation to smoking.

24-02-2010

Foundation of the NGO Nosmoking.gr branch in Corfu. Its coordinator is mr. E. Simontritis.

15-02-2010

On Shrove Monday, besides the kite, throw your cigarettes! Informing the citizens about the harmful results of smoking, carried out by Nosmoke.gr and by the municipality of Thermi, Thessaloniki

28-12-2009

Letter of Nosmoke.gr to the Pan-Hellenic Confederation of Education and of Scientific Personnel Associations, with proposals about the protection from the dangers of pathetic smoking.

21-12-2009/12-01-2010

Conducting a research, among the 300 members of Parliament, about their views on the problem of smoking in Greece, during the validation of the ministerial decision about smoking from 01/01/2010

18-12-2009

Members of the NGO Nosmoke.gr brought another charge against artists and against an owner of a night club for public prompting to insubordination against the law about prohibition of smoking in entertainment areas.

15-12-2009

New charge against a tobacco industry and against an advertising company, which advertised tobacco products in public areas- Process, which should be followed

30-11-2009

Nosmoke.gr and numerous members of it sent letters to the minister of Health and of Solidarity, mrs. Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, asking her to vote for the formation of the European Conference for an environment without smoke.

29-11-2009

A member of Nosmoke.gr brought a charge against a tobacco company because the company had broken the law, which prohibits the advertising of tobacco products.

16-11-2009

Nosmoke.gr appeal to the Council of Realm for the exceptions for the complete prohibition of smoking in public areas.

19-10-2009

Letter from Nosmoke.gr to the Prime Minister and to the minister of Health. The letter contained Nosmoke.gr’s proposals for quick actions during the “fight” against smoking in Greece.

16-10-2009

Foundation of Nosmoke.gr branch in Thessaloniki and the coordinator is mr. Ioannis Papadopoulos, who is a lawyer and an auxiliary professor at the University Of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

10/24-09-2009

Conduction of a research among the 300 members of Parliament, which was about their opinion on the problem of smoking in Greece, during the forthcoming elections of 04/10/2009

01/06/2009

Participation in the open fest, with the title “Don’t let your future be a smoke”, which took place at the central square of Komotini in 01/06/2009 on the Global Day against smoking. Nosmoke.gr had sent 400 cd’s, which contained the anti-smoking song “It makes you a slave” and they had been distributed (by volunteers) to people, in order to exchange their cigarettes or their lights etc with a cd. Co-organised by Prefecture of Rodopi, Department of Social Management of Dimokriteio University of Thrace, Europe Direct, Department of Health Education of Office of 1st Grade Education of Rodopi and Anti-Cancer Organisation of Komotini.

26/05/2009

Speech of Alexandros Foteinos on the Daily Conference with the title “Motivation of the society of citizens and of the world of Science for a public environment free of smoke”. It was organised by Ministry Of Health and of Social Solidarity at Park Hotel in 26/05/2009

13/03/2009

Participation of Alexandros Foteinos in the Public Conference that occurred in 13/03/2009, at the building of Ministry of Health and it was about the collaboration of the implement of the new anti-smoking law.

12/2008

Speech of Alexandros Foteinos to the “4th Pan-Hellenic Conference about management, economy matters and health policies”, organised in 3-6/12/2008 by the National School of Public Health, under the aegis of Ministry Of Health, in Hilton Hotel. Subject of the speech: “The view of people”. Mr. Foteinos talked about the view and the objections of Nosmoke.gr to the new law plan for smoking.

09-2008

Sending of 100 cd’s with the song “It makes you a slave” and of 200 anti-smoking leaflets for a fest, to Portaria in Volos. Sponsored by the municipality of Portaria.

09-2008

Participation in the promotion and in the advertisement of the 8th International Non-smoking Festival of Youth, which was organised by Greek Anti-cancer association , under the aegis of Ministry of Health, of municipality of Athens and of the Greek Proscopy Association. Participation in the ending ceremony with live performance of the song “It Makes You A Slave” and distribution of leaflets against smoking.

09-2008

Participation in the youth festival of Municipality of Komotini, having had our own kiosk, information leaflets against smoking and 100 cd’s, including the song “It Makes You A Slave”, in collaboration with Europe Direct of Komotini and having the support of the mayor and the Local Youth Council of Komotini.

08-2008

Concert for the health and against smoking at Elia Beach of Municipality of Molaoi, co-organised by us and by the municipality of Molaoi

07-2008

Concert for health and against smoking at the central square of Kalabaka, co-organised by us and by municipality of Kalabaka

05-2008

Organising a party without smoke at “Nostos” club at the center of Athens in 30/05/2008 on Global Day against smoking.

10-2005/today

Creation of a 25,000 member mailing list, whose members are increased day by day.

18-04-2008

Letter of Bishop of Athens and of Greece to Nosmoke.gr. With his letter, he sanctioned the song “It Makes You A Slave”, so as to be broadcasted by the church’s radio station.

05-2008

Collaboration with the NGO “Praksis” for the program “Ask First!”, so as to create an anti-smoking leaflet, which was distributed in youth entertainment places in Greece.

04-2008

Memorandum of Nosmoke.gr to the Minister of Health, which contained the objections and the proposals for the National Action Plan for smoking

02-2008

Anti-smoking presentation of Nosmoke.gr to the workers of Vivechrom company, due to the prohibition of smoking, and it took place in the building of the company. Distribution of 300 cd’s with the song “It Makes You A Slave”, which was an offer of Vivechrom.

02-2008

Interview from the well-known singer, Giannis Ploutarhos, which was against smoking. The video was uploaded on the following websites: nosmoke.gr, ploutarxosfunclub.gr, youtube.com, facebook.com

12-2007/03-2008

Organising three big parties without smoke at Free School of Music

12-2007

Participation of Alexandros Foteinos to the documentary of Prefecture of Lasithi, with the title “Say no to smoking and feel free”. He had the main role in it.

12-2007

Distribution of 200 cd’s with the song “It Makes You A Slave” to the participants of the 3rd Pan-Hellenic Conference about management, economy matters and health policies. (15/12/2007, Hilton Hotel, www.healthcongress.gr) Sponsored by the National School of Public Health

12-2007

Circulation of the book by the journalist Kostas Tsarouhas, with the title “Smoking, the pleasure that kills”. It was based on the same-titled documentary. Alexandros Foteinos and another 4 Nosmoke.gr members took part in this.

09-2007/today

An offer, free of charge, of 300 cd’s with the song “It Makes You A Slave” to the students of Free School of Music, who were between the ages of 6 and of 22.

09-2007-today

Uploading of the song “It Makes You A Slave” and of its ringtone on many websites, where they can be listened or downloaded free of charge by sites’ users (nosmoke.gr, youtube.com, facebook.com, myspace.com, anthropos. Gr etc). At least 40,000 free downloads until today.

09-2007

Recording the cd-single of the anti-smoking song “It Makes You A Slave”. Lyrics and music by Alexendros Foteinos. Produced by Nosmoke.gr.

06-2007

The song “It Makes You A Slave” was first sung at the concert of Free School Music at the open theatre of Olympic Buildings of Goudi. 300 viewers were present.

14-05-2007

Foundation of the NGO ”Messages of Life” and its distinctive title was “Nosmoke.gr”

03-2007

Participation of Alexandros Foteinos and of another four nosmoke.gr members in the anti-smoking documentary of the journalist Kostas Tsarouhas, with the title “Smoking, a pleasure that kills”. It was broadcasted by ET3 on March 2007 and in review on July 2007 and on July 2008.

09-2006/today

Numerous interviews for mass media

10-2005/11-2007

Carrying out 12 small parties without smoke with Latin music and dance

10-2005

Foundation of Nosmoke.gr website (securing the ownership of the domain names nosmokers.gr and antikapnistes.gr). More than 10,000 visitors per month until today