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Turkey Working on Cigarette Branding Ban Law, Milliyet Says
By Benjamin Harvey – Sep 7, 2011 4:45 PM GMT+0800 .
Turkey is working on new regulations that would ban brand names, logos and
designs on cigarette packaging and replace them with numbered black boxes,
Milliyet reported, without saying where it got the information.
The regulations would ban any imagery or text other than health warnings and
aims to reduce cigarette usage, the Istanbul-based newspaper said. Smokers
would be required to order cigarettes by number, it said.
Health Minister Recep Akdag has asked officials from the World Health
Organization and Turkey’s Tobacco and Alcohol Markets Regulation Board, or
TAPDK, to coordinate on beginning technical studies toward implementing the
new regulations, Milliyet said.
To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Harvey in Istanbul at

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