14-15 December: Joint event (Athens) – Sport in Youth Smoking Prevention and Cessation


The ENSP together with the Hellenic Cancer Society will organize a high-level event, taking place in Athens on 14th and 15th December 2023, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports. This official event is organized for the purpose of highlighting the important role of sport in tobacco control in Europe, the importance of prevention of tobacco use but also smoking cessation.

A hackathon for the design of a digital platform and a poster on tobacco use prevention and the importance of smoking cessation for adolescents and young adults <35 years old is already running and the winners will be announced on the first day of the event.

A special video will be presented on the first day of the event, material which will include Mr. Eleutherios Petrounias, a very well-known Greek Olympic Champion in Still Rings who will act as the ambassador of Greece towards the wider tobacco control efforts of WHO and the EU.

The video will be used as a spot to increase awareness through the Greek TV channels while the English version for a European-wide ENSP campaign. The selected projects for the platform and the poster will be considered by the Greek Government for a national campaign and further development.


Find here the invitation (GR)

Learn more about the hackathon (GR)

See the full Agenda of the Event here


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