Turkey expects tighter bans on smoking
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will even more tighten the ban on the consumption of tobacco products, according to the Turkish newspaper Haberturk.
It is expected that from the next month it will be forbidden to smoke at the entrances to hotels, cinemas and shopping centers, Haberturk reported Feb. 13 citing Turkey's Health Ministry.
Reportedly, if the facts of smoking in enclosed places, such as restaurants and cafes, are revealed more than three times, they will be closed.
From January 2015, new bans on the use of tobacco products have been in effect in Turkey. The new bans were adopted under the state program against smoking.
All the tobacco products in Turkey have a black package to be less attractive, and the tobacco product brands have been coded since January 2015.
Turkey imposed a ban in 2008 on smoking in public places.
The penalty for smoking in public and enclosed places is 88 TRY (about $36 as of Feb. 14).
Edited by SI