Our Society Deserves A Healthy Life
“Smoking is harmful for our health” is a popular saying and slogan which is highly-esteemed in society. When we question this saying on what scales it reflects the truth, we will see that it is just a slogan just made up to hide the real harm of smoking and to make it seem more innocent than it really is…Read more
Dr. Mustafa AYDIN
President of Turkish Anti-Smoking Association
About The Society
Our association which was established on the 22nd of April in 1999, is the first and only non-governmental organization whose aim is to fight smoking. Our association has had many important initiations primarily in our country and has started many initiatives and become a role model in global platforms. According to the public surveys conducted in the last decade in our country, the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association is among the top three Non-Govermental Organizations (NGOs) which positively embraces social issues.
We initiated a milestone in our country by being the leading organization aimed at getting rid of smoking addiction. “TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION” which was founded in order to fight against smoking with the target of creating solutions and following the continuinity of these solutions is determined to inform and educate the public on the true colour and harm of the tobacco related products.
Our vision is to set a world, primarily starting with our own country’s citizens, where no one smokes or gets sick due to smoking and die because of smoking, starting within our country.
In our day, smoking is among one of the biggest problems that humankind faces and which threatens human life and seriously damages health. Therefore, our association’s mission is to protect humankind against smoking, which is one of biggest problems that we face today. It also aims at eliminating the use of tobacco related products once and for all, so in this respect, to fight against all related drugs. In addition, it has another mission to coordinate all the government and social facilities in order to reach these goals, to educate the public on the harms of tobacco products, to protect public health and create the grounds for everyone to live a healthy life. With this point of view, it also fights with every kind of drugs.
Its primary activity is to coordinate all people from various walks of life who will contibute to these goals through using every legal means in order to survive in this struggle and take part in educating and awareness raising activities. Our main target is to protect human health and provide people with a healthy environment so as to more fully live.
Our other missions are preventing children and adults, who hasn’t started smoking yet, from starting against the smoking addiction which raises everyday; preventing second hand smoking for non-smokers and the ones who has quitted; encouraging smokers to quit and helping the ones who want to quit; protecting people from tobacco’s harms primarily children and teenagers; continuing the struggle until tobacco and smoking are completely eliminated from our lives.