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Tobacco Control Policies and Practices in Turkey from the Point of Civil Society Organization - Turkish Green Crescent Society
Osman Altay 1  
 
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Turkish Green Crescent Society, Istanbul, Turkey
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Osman Altay   

Turkish Green Crescent Society, Istanbul, Turkey
Publication date: 2018-06-13
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2018;4(Supplement):A120
 
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Introduction:
This study assessed the correlation between tobacco control media campaigns and tobacco control violations reporting by people.

Material and Methods:
Study data derived from the user and violation reporting numbers gathered from Green Detector Mobile Application which is has been designed in such a way that enables the users to report a violation without having to use his/her name. Weakly changes in these figures are compared with media campaigns aiming at rising awareness on tobacco control.

Results:
Change in the number of downloads and users is in positive correlation with the broadcasting of the public ads on the tobacco control.

Conclusions:
Tobacco control legislation in Turkey is aligned with international standards. However, rights of non-smokers are violated at public places such as restaurants and cafes. The ban on smoking indoors is stretched by such businesses in practice. Therefore, the non-smokers are still subjected to second-hand smoke at those places. In that regard, public awareness must be improved on and non-smokers must be reminded of the harms of second hand smoke.

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