The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s “Regulation on Amending the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding the Sale and Presentation of Tobacco Products and Alcoholic Beverages” was published in the Official Gazette.

The change was prepared within the framework of Turkey’s “Tobacco Control Strategy Action Plan” upon the request of the Presidential High Council for Combating Addiction.

Companies were given 1 year

Accordingly, the distribution vehicles of companies in the tobacco product industry will be white. Restrictions and regulations have been envisaged regarding the information that can be placed on all vehicles belonging to companies. Companies were also given a 1-year adaptation period.

Additionally, retail tobacco product and alcoholic beverage sales certificates will not be issued for workplaces where alcoholic beverages are sold openly.

Even if a different business opening and working license is submitted for businesses such as bars and restaurants, a retail alcoholic beverage or retail tobacco product sales certificate cannot be issued in addition to the open alcoholic beverage sales certificate. However, sales documents issued before the change will not be affected by the relevant regulation and will remain valid.

The change in regulation does not bring any new practices or restrictions regarding places where tobacco products or alcoholic beverages cannot be sold.

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