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Hefty price paid for Greek smoking habits

Smoking-related healthcare costs more than $4bn in country where more than 40 percent of adults smoke.

Last Modified: 28 Jul 2013 10:17
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Greeks are among the EU's most determined smokers.

It is estimated more than 40 percent of Greek adults smoke - well above the EU's average of 29 percent.

Apart from the high taxes on cigarettes, Greeks are paying a higher price with the cost of their health.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

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