Seasonal Effects of Smoking Bans on Cigarette Consumption in Turkey


Tirgil A. , Yorulmaz R.

in: Current Perspectives in Public Finance, İpek Selçuk, Gerçek Adnan, Editor, Peter Lang GmbH – Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, pp.171-180, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH – Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
  • City: Berlin
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-180
  • Editors: İpek Selçuk, Gerçek Adnan, Editor

Abstract

In this study, we compare monthly aggregate cigarette sales (consumption) data before and after the tobacco control policies (including non-price related) went into effect to see the effects of these anti-smoking measures on declining cigarette consumption in Turkey. We utilize cigarette sales as a proxy measure for cigarette consumption. Our results indicate that the enforcement of the early law in 1996 against tobacco was too weak. As a result, cigarette consumption increased until the 2000s. We also present results after the public smoking regulations were implemented in 2008, which shows an immediate decline in cigarette consumption for the adult population in Turkey