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Monday, January 03, 2011

Turkish parliament approved expanded smoking ban

On January 3, 2008, the Turkish Grand National Assembly passed legislation prohibiting smoking in government buildings, offices, bars and restaurants, and imposes penalties for noncompliance. People caught smoking in designated non-smoking areas could be fined 50 Turkish lira, while companies that advertise or distribute tobacco could be fined 250,000 lira. The bill passed with strong backing from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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Learn more about Turkey and the laws regulating tobacco from the JURIST news archive.




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