The production and sale of cigarettes have been on decline in Turkey in recent years.
According to figures of the Turkish Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority, cigarette production in 2005 was 114.5 billion units, in 2006 125.8 billion units, and in 2007 was 126.1 billion units.
In 2008, 135 billion units were produced in Turkey. In 2009, cigarette production dropped to 132.9 billion units and in 2010 it dropped to 115.2 billion units.
In the first seven months of 2011, 48.8 billion units of cigarettes were produced in Turkey compared to 63.4 billion units in the same term of 2010.
In 2008, 107.8 billion units of cigarettes were sold in Turkey followed by 107.5 billion units in 2009 and 93.3 billion units in 2010.
In the first seven months of 2011, 53.1 billion units of cigarettes were sold in Turkey compared to 53.8 billion units in the same term of 2010.
Health experts say that the ban on smoking in closed areas and anti-smoking campaigns have resulted in a drop in the amount of cigarette consumption.
AALast Mod: 19 Eylül 2011, 13:34