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08 Feb 2018, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

Turkey’s spending on cigarettes stands at TRY 328.8bn over last decade

A total of TRY 328.8 billion were spent on over one trillion cigarettes in Turkey between 2008 and 2017, Anadolu Agency reported citing government data.

In 2017 alone, a total of TRY 55.9 billion were spent on 106 billion cigarettes. In comparison, in 2008, the people in Turkey smoked a total of 108 billion cigarettes worth TRY 18.3 billion.

Over the last decade, Ankara has taken various measures to deter smoking. For example, as of 2008 smoking is prohibited in closed public areas and warning signs on the cigarette packages were introduced in 2010, Anadolu Agency added.

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