Tobacco addicts in Turkey smoke less after ban

Many tobacco addicts have quit smoking or smoked less after ban in indoor public areas in Turkey.

Tobacco addicts in Turkey smoke less after ban

Many tobacco addicts have quit smoking or smoked less after ban in indoor public areas in Turkey.

According to the figures of Tobacco & Alcohol Market Regulation Board, smoking ban in all indoor areas including cafes, bars and restaurants which went into effect in Turkey in July 2009 yielded favorable results.

5,392,945,420 packages of cigarettes had been sold and addicts smoked 107,858,908,399 cigarettes in Turkey in 2008.

5,377,748,810 packages were sold and addicts smoked 107,554,976,198 cigarettes in 2009, the figures showed.

After Turkey launched a new phase of smoking ban, extending the prohibition to all indoor areas including cafes, bars and restaurants on July 19, 2009, cigarette sales have dropped.


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