EU official slams Greek minister for defying smoking ban

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The European Union’s top health official hit out at Greece’s deputy health minister for publicly defying the country’s smoking ban, saying in remarks published on Tuesday the practice was shameful.

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, in Athens to mark World Cancer Day, was asked by Kathimerini newspaper to comment on a 2016 photograph showing deputy health minister Pavlos Polakis smoke during a press conference.

He was also asked to comment on video footage, which aired this week, showing Polakis, who is also a surgeon,...


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EU official slams Greek minister for defying smoking ban


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