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    • Ashtrays and Signage as Determinants of a Smoke-Free Legislation’s Success 

      Vardavas, Constantine I.; Agaku, Israel; Patelarou, Evridiki; Anagnostopoulos, Nektarios; Nakou, Chrysanthi; Dramba, Vassiliki; Giourgouli, Gianna; Argyropoulou, Paraskevi; Antoniadis, Antonis; Gourgoulianis, Konstantinos; Ourda, Despoina; Lazuras, Lambros; Bertic, Monique; Lionis, Christos; Connolly, Gregory; Behrakis, Panagiotis (Public Library of Science, 2013)
      Introduction: Successful smoke-free legislation is dependent on political will, enforcement and societal support. We report the success and pitfalls of a non-enforced nationwide smoke-free legislation in Greece, as well ...
    • Dealing with tobacco use and dependence within primary health care: time for action 

      Vardavas, Constantine Ilias; Symvoulakis, Emmanouil K; Lionis, Christos (BioMed Central, 2013)
    • Design and Study Protocol of the Maternal Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy Study, (M-SCOPE) 

      Loukopoulou, Andriani N; Vardavas, Constantine Ilias; Farmakides, George; Rossolymos, Christos; Chrelias, Charalambos; Tzatzarakis, Manolis N; Tsatsakis, Aristidis; Lymberi, Maria; Connolly, Gregory N; Behrakis, Panagiotis K. (BioMed Central, 2011)
      Background: Maternal smoking is the most significant cause of preventable complications during pregnancy, with smoking cessation during pregnancy shown to increase birth weight and reduce preterm birth among pregnant women ...
    • Disparities and Trends in Indoor Exposure to Secondhand Smoke among U.S. Adolescents: 2000-2009 

      Agaku, Israel T.; Vardavas, Constantine I. (Public Library of Science, 2013)
      Introduction: Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure causes disease and death among nonsmokers. With a plethora of smoke-free legislation implemented and a steady decrease in cigarette consumption noted over the past decade in ...
    • The impact of the Cyprus comprehensive smoking ban on air quality and economic business of hospitality venues 

      Christophi, Costas A.; Paisi, Martha; Pampaka, Despina; Kehagias, Martha; Vardavas, Constantine Ilias; Connolly, Gregrory N. (BioMed Central, 2013)
      Background: Several countries, including Cyprus, have passed smoke-free legislations in recent years. The goal of this study was to assess the indoor levels of particulate matter in hospitality venues in Cyprus before and ...
    • Measuring the Burden of Herpes Zoster and Post Herpetic Neuralgia Within Primary Care in Rural Crete, Greece 

      Lionis, Christos D; Symvoulakis, Emmanouil K; Papadakaki, Maria G; Anastasiou, Foteini S; Antonopoulou, Maria D; Apostolakis, Charalampos M; Dimitrakopoulos, Stelios A; Fountakis, George I; Grammatikopoulos, Ilias A; Komninos, John D; Kounalakis, Dimitris K; Ladoukaki, Eva S; Makri, Kornilia V; Petraki, Chrysa S; Ploumis, Nikos G; Prokopiadou, Dimitra P; Stefanaki, Ioanna N; Tsakountakis, Nikos A; Tsiligianni, Ioanna G; Tzortzis, Emmanouil N; Vasilaki, Aggeliki A; Vasilopoulos, Theodoros K; Vrentzos, George E; Vardavas, Constantine Ilias (BioMed Central, 2011)
      Background: Research has indicated that general practitioners (GPs) have good clinical judgment in regards to diagnosing and managing herpes zoster (HZ) within clinical practice in a country with limited resources for ...
    • Nursing Education and Beliefs Towards Tobacco Cessation and Control: A Cross-sectional National Survey (GHPSS) among Nursing Students in Greece 

      Patelarou, Evridiki; Vardavas, Constantine Ilias; Ntzilepi, Penelope; Warren, Charles W; Barbouni, Anastasia; Kremastinou, Jenny; Connolly, Gregrory N.; Behrakis, Panagiotis K. (BioMed Central, 2011)
      Background: Within the healthcare system, nurses have the ability to influence their patients' smoking habits through counselling. Therefore, it is of great importance to appropriately train health professionals on smoking ...
    • Tobacco taxation: the importance of earmarking the revenue to health care and tobacco control 

      Vardavas, Constantine Ilias; Filippidis, Filippos T; Agaku, Israel; Mytaras, Vasileios; Bertic, Monique; Connolly, Gregrory N.; Tountas, Yannis; Behrakis, Panagiotis K. (BioMed Central, 2012)
      Background: Increases in tobacco taxation are acknowledged to be one of the most effective tobacco control interventions. This study aimed at determining the mediating role of socioeconomical status (SES) and the earmarking ...
    • What Defines an Effective Anti-Tobacco TV Advertisement? A pilot study among Greek Adolescents 

      Vardavas, Constantine I.; Symvoulakis, Emmanouil K.; Connolly, Gregory N.; Patelarou, Evridiki; Lionis, Christos (Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), 2010)
      As the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) calls for public health awareness on tobacco use, mass media campaigns should be appropriately designed so as to maximize their effectiveness. In this methodological ...