Turkey Adopting Plain Packaging for Tobacco Next Year

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Next year, Turkey will become the next country to outlaw tobacco packaging.

The Turkish government has announced that beginning next year all tobacco products in the country will need to be sold in uniform, government-regulated packaging covered with health warnings that take up 85 percent of the package. Tobacco products will also be required to be sold in cabinets that are not visible to the public.

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In addition, tobacco products cannot be shown on television or films in the country and advertising will be restricted, including on social media. The sale of tobacco in places where education or health services are offered or at sports stadiums will also be banned.

Smoking is already banned at restaurants and bars in the country.

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