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Greece defaults – on smoking crackdown

Hypnotherapia has just returned from a visit to Athens, where the possibility of a Greek “default” is discussed anywhere where there is an enclosed space that can be filled with cigarette smoke. The Greeks smoke for Europe; that is their true role in the EU. Legislation now says they should do that only outdoors or in the privacy of their own homes, but… While smoking is banned in hospitals, schools, vehicles and all public spaces, you’ll find Greeks vigorously puffing away in hospitals, schools, vehicles and all public spaces. Fact: the law banning smoking is largely ignored. Be prepared for two things when you visit an Athenian taverna: one, the bill (more expensive than the last time you visited); and two, the smokers who will almost certainly sit at an adjacent table (even if every other table is free), and blow smoke in your direction…