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Astypalea First Greek Island Attempting to Go Smoke-free

Astypalea is the first Greek island to say ‘No’ to smoking as part of its drive to re-brand as a wellness destination.

The initiative comes within its newly launched tourism campaign titled “Astypalea: Τhe Aegean Energy Spring” and is organized by the Astypalea Municipality in collaboration with the South Aegean Region, with the support of the Papastratos company.

Islanders, local government officials, and visitors had the chance to exchange ideas and views on the issue during a special event last week. The anti-smoking scheme foresees the strict implementation of the smoking ban in City Hall and all enclosed municipal spaces; actions and incentives to encourage island businesses to comply with the no smoking law; and raising awareness through educational material provided at special information points.

The “Astypalea: Τhe Aegean Energy Spring” campaign is aiming to promote the island’s positive energy as it is experienced through its landscape, beaches, traditions and people, adding to this a wellness and healthy lifestyle dimension. At the same time, the campaign aims to raise awareness among local businesses about the importance of implementing anti-smoking legislation.

Source : GTP Headlines

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