Turkey

Policy Summary: 

Ministry of Health issued a circular (not available online) indicating that the sale and importation of e-cigarettes and related devices are banned.* However, other legislation seem inconsistent with this statement. One law states that e-cigarettes (with or without nicotine*) are classified as tobacco products. Another law bans the sale of tobacco products to minors (under 19), advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and the use of tobacco products in public spaces/transport. A notice makes mention of e-cigarettes as part of the customs tariff schedule.

 

*Personal communication with in-country experts and/or Ministry of Health representatives

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EURO