Smoking behind 1 in 10 Greek hospital admissions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Smoking is responsible for 8.9 per cent of the ailments leading to all admissions at Greek state hospitals, according to the results of medical research made public on Thursday at the Hypatia Institute in Athens, a nongovernmental organization. According to the findings presented by eminent cardiologists and other health experts, 7.9 per cent of the state’s total health spending goes toward treating these 199,028 admissions. State hospitals spend an estimated 400 million euros on treating patients with ailments linked to smoking. Increasing the price of cigarettes by 2 euros a packet would boost state revenue by 1.2. billion euros, health experts said. Source: Kathimerini.last_img