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Decision No. 13016 on Technical Regulations for Cigarette Papers

May 17, 2017
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only. An English translation and updated legislative analysis will be added shortly.
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Decision No. 2015-8353 Adjusting Tax Rates

December 29, 2015
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Council Decision No. 9010 on Amending the Council Decision Concerning the Assessment of Data Included on the Ingredients Declaration and Toxicology Data Tables

April 1, 2015
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Circular 2015/1

January 27, 2015
COMMENTS: Circular 2015/1 announces the National Tobacco Control Program Plan of Action 2015-2018, as well as the formation of a National Tobacco Control Coordination Committee.
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National Tobacco Control Program Plan of Action (2015-2018)

January 27, 2015
COMMENTS: This National Plan of Action is a policy document elaborating the government's tobacco control plan between 2015 and 2018. This is a non-binding declaration of policy.
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Law No. 6487

June 11, 2013
COMMENTS: Law No. 6487 amends several laws, including amending two provisions of Law No. 4207, the Law on Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products. An unofficial English translation is provided of the relevant provisions only.
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Regulation on the Matters That Must Be Complied With in the Issuance of Presentation Conformity Certificates to a Location/Locations That Belong to Businesses Where Hookah Tobacco Materials Are Smoked and the Operation of These Places

February 19, 2013
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Regulations on Changes to Be Made to the Regulations Regarding the Procedures and Principles on the Sale and Presentation of Tobacco Products and Alcoholic Beverages

January 27, 2013
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Council Decision No. 7105 on Amending the Council Decision Concerning the Assessment of Data Included on the Ingredients Declaration and Toxicology Data Tables

December 1, 2012
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Tobacco & Alcohol Market Coordination Committee’s (TAPDK) Decision No. 6896

May 4, 2012
COMMENTS: Decision No. 6896 regulates certain ingredients in tobacco products.
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Regulation on the Procedures and Principles of Sales and Presentations of Tobacco Products and Alcoholic Beverages

January 7, 2011
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Ministry of Health Letter Clarifying the Definition of "Enclosed Area" with regards to Law No. 4207, Circ. 2009/13, and Letter No. 27556

December 2010
COMMENTS: This Ministry of Health Letter rescinds earlier Letter No. 27556, which had defined areas with ceilings or sides that could be opened or closed automatically or manually as “outdoor.” This Letter now clarifies that such areas shall be considered “enclosed” whether the ceiling or sides are open or closed.
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Ministry of Health Guidance on the Implementation of Law No. 4207 Concerning Inspections and Enforcement

December 2010
COMMENTS: This Ministry of Health Guidance instructs municipal authorities on their enforcement and inspection obligations under national smoke free laws. The Guidance reminds authorities of the penal consequences for officials who fail to enforce the law.
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Ministry of Health Guidance on the Implementation of Law No. 4207 Concerning Enforcement Obligations of Provincial Authorities

December 2010
COMMENTS: This Ministry of Health Guidance instructs provincial authorities on their enforcement and inspection obligations under national smoke free provisions. The Guidance reminds authorities of the penal consequences for officials who fail to enforce the law.
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Circular 2009/13 from the Prime Minister’s Office on the Implementation of Law No. 4207

July 16, 2009
COMMENTS: Circular 2009/13 from the Prime Minister’s Office on the Implementation of Law No. 4207 regulates how smoke-free provisions are implemented in bars, restaurants and placed in the other hospitality industry. The Circular also provides specifications for designated smoking areas, where such smoking areas are allowed by law. This Circular repeals the previous Circular 2008/6.
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Tobacco & Alcohol Market Coordination Committee's (TAPDK) Decision No. 4721

May 13, 2009
COMMENTS: Tobacco and Alcohol Market Coordination Committee’s (TAPDK) Decision No. 4721 regulates the size, location, rotation, and format of health warnings on tobacco products.
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Tobacco & Alcohol Market Coordination Committee’s (TAPDK) Decision No. 4201

December 5, 2008
COMMENTS: The Tobacco & Alcohol Market Coordination Committee’s (TAPDK) Decision No. 4201 was issued pursuant to Law No. 4207 as amended by Law No. 5727. It regulates the size, shape, content, and format of no-smoking signs in smoke free places, the health warnings signs that must appear in areas designated for smoking, and the signs prohibiting sales to minors at point of sale.
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Ministry of Health Letter to Provincial Health Authorities Regarding Enforcement of the Provisions of Law No. 4207

June 6, 2008
COMMENTS: This letter (#17095) was sent by the Ministry of Health to the local health authorities in each of Turkey’s 81 provinces, drawing their attention to the recently issued Notification on procedures and guidelines to be followed in sanctioning violations of public smoking restrictions as established in Law No. 4207.
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Ministry of Health Letter to Provincial Health Authorities Regarding Enforcement of the Regulations of Law No. 4207

May 28, 2008
COMMENTS: This letter (#18330) was sent by the Ministry of Health to the local health authorities in each of Turkey’s 81 provinces summarizing the regulations that must be followed in enforcing the regulations of Law No. 4207.
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Notification from the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Finance, and Health Regarding Procedures and Guidelines on Administrative Sanctions and Enforcement under Law No. 4207

May 27, 2008
COMMENTS: The Notification Regarding Procedures and Guidelines in Relation to the Enforcement of Decisions on Administrative Sanctions Imposed on Consumers of Tobacco Products in Public Places, Transportation, Buildings, and Facilities was issued by the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Finance, and Health. The Notification establishes the procedure that must be followed in effecting and reporting a violation of Law No. 4207, including aspects such as the form that must be filed, recording proof of consumption, and the collection of fines.
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Law No. 5326 on Misdemeanors (as amended)

May 18, 2008
COMMENTS: Law No. 5326 on Misdemeanors provides fines for individuals who smoke in places or areas where smoking is prohibited. The English translation of the law contains only the relevant language from Article 39, as amended on May 18, 2008.
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Law Amending the Law on Prevention of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Law No. 5727)

January 3, 2008
COMMENTS: The Law Amending the Law on Prevention of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Law No. 5727) substantially amended Law No. 4207, the primary tobacco control law in Turkey. The amendment covered many tobacco control areas, including: prohibitions on public smoking; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; packaging and labeling; education campaigns; and penalties for violations.
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Regulation on Methods and Essentials concerning the Manufacture Type, Labeling and Surveillance for the Protection from the Damages of Tobacco Products, 2005 (as amended)

January 6, 2005
COMMENTS: The Regulation on Methods and Essentials concerning the Manufacture Type, Labeling and Surveillance for the Protection from the Damages of Tobacco Products, 2005 (as amended) regulates many aspects of packaging and labeling and product information including, but not limited to: constituents and emissions yields, and health warning content, size, location, and format. As amended in Official Gazette No. 28475 on 22 November, 2012.
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Law No. 4822 on Commercial Advertisements and Ads

March 6, 2003
COMMENTS: Excerpts of Law No. 4822 on Commercial Advertisements and Ads relevant to tobacco control have been translated into English. The English excerpted provisions, Articles 5 and 7, require advertising to be honest, accurate and appropriate.
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Law No. 4733 Establishing the Tobacco & Alcohol Market Coordination Committee (TAPDK)

January 3, 2002
COMMENTS: Law No. 4733 establishes the Tobacco and Alcohol Market Coordination Committee and outlines its duties and powers. In Turkish, the committee is called the "Tütün ve Alkol Piyasası Düzenleme Kurumu," and is often referred to by the acronym "TAPDK."
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The Law on Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products (Law No. 4207, title as amended)

November 25, 1996
COMMENTS: The Law on Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products, as amended, is the primary tobacco control law in Turkey. It regulates many aspects of tobacco control, including, but not limited to: prohibitions on public smoking; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; packaging and labeling; education campaigns; and penalties for violations. The former title of this law, prior to amendment by Law 5727 in 2009, was "The Law on Prevention of Hazards of Tobacco Products."
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