Turkey has fewer tobacco users smoking fewer cigarettes post public-places ban

| August 20, 2013

The number of tobacco users in Turkey has fallen by about 7.5 percent since 2008, while cigarette consumption has fallen by more than 10 percent, according to a Cihan News Agency story quoting data from the Turkish Statistics Institute.

In 2008, 31.2 percent of people aged 15 or over—about 16 million people—used tobacco on a regular basis.

But this figure has dropped to 27.1 percent—about 14.8 million people.

Tobacco use among men fell from 47.9 percent to 41.5 percent, while tobacco use among women dropped from 15.2 percent to 13.1 percent.

Turkey’s ban on tobacco smoking in enclosed public places took full effect from July 2009.

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