Turkey to impose new bans on consumption of tobacco products
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will impose new bans on consumption of tobacco products from January 2015, Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported on July 25.
The country's parliament will review the new draft law on tobacco products in October 2014, according to the TV channel.
The new bans on the consumption of tobacco products will be imposed in accordance with the state program on fighting against smoking.
Starting from January 2015, all tobacco products will be packed up into black packages to make them less attractive for consumers and the brands of tobacco products will be encoded, the TV channel said.
At the same time, smoking in parks and restaurant courtyards will be banned from January 2015.
Turkey has imposed bans on smoking in public places since 2008 and the fine for smoking in public and enclosed places is 88 Turkish liras.
Around 45.205 million Turkish liras are spent on purchasing tobacco products in Turkey per year, according to the statistical data.
The official exchange rate on July 25 is 2.903 TRY/USD.
Edited by CN