Thursday, October 21, 2010

Greece's smokers stoke up rebellion

by Helena Smith


October 20, 2010

Change takes courage and in Greece change is everywhere. Reform, revolution, restructuring, call it what you will, the country is in the grip of massive transformation, spurred mostly by the realisation that without it cash-strapped Athens was heading for economic collapse.

But change is also painful, and of all the changes currently being enacted in a society historically resistant to reform, the government's campaign to stub out the nation's proclivity for a puff is proving to be more inflammatory than predicted.


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