Tobacco Control in Turkey
Tobacco control activities in Turkey have been highly effective. The first anti-tobacco law was adopted in 1996 (Law No.4207), ratification of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control followed in 2004, and in 2008 a second law banned tobacco-smoking in all public places, including hospitality venues (Law No. 5727). Together with the adoption of the WHO MPOWER package, these measures are making Turkey largely smoke-free.