Women’s Health and the Harms of Cigarette Seminar / April 12, 2017

TSSD Chief Executive Chairman Dr. Melahat Emine Donmez made a presentation to parents about Women’s Health and Harms of Cigarettes at Mustafa Eravutmuş Middle School.

Harms of Cigarette Seminar at Tjod Anatolian Branch Meeting / March 26, 2017

TSSD’s Chief Executive Officer Prof Dr. Melahat Dönmez made a presentation about the harms of the cigarette at the Tyod Anatolian Branch Meeting held at the Hilton Istanbul Kozyatağı.

Women’s Health and Harms of Cigarettes Seminar at Turkish Women’s Union Meeting/ March 22, 2017

Turkish Anti Smoking Association’s Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Melahat Dönmez made a presentation on the harms of smoking and women’s health organized by Turkish Women’s Union in Emrullah Turanlı Elementary School.

Harms of Cigarettes Seminar at Kurtköy Oxford Doğa College/ March 17, 2017

Member of TSSD M. Ubeyd Korbey Kurtköy gave a seminar on Harms of smoking at Oxford Nature College.

Artists and Art Lovers Association’s Harms of Cigarettes on Women’s Health Seminar on 8 March World Women’s Day / March 8, 2017

TSSD’s Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Melahat Dönmez made a presentation about women’s health and harms of smoking on 8 March World Women’s Day at Artist and Art Lovers Associations.

Healthy Life and Cigarette Loss Seminar at Turkish American University Association / March 1, 2017

TSSD’s Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Melahat Dönmez presented the Healthy Life and Harms of Smoking at the Turkish American University Association.

Seminar on Cigarette Loss in Mecidiyeköy Anatolian High School / November 24, 2016

TSSD member M.Ubeyd Korbey gave a seminar about Harms of Smoking in Mecidiyeköy Anatolian High School.

Seminar of The Real Face of Cigarette to Vekmar Employees/ January 18, 2016

In the seminar realized with the cooperation TSDD, Vekmar employees were told “The Real Face of Cigarette”.
The discourse of “Smoking is harmful to health” in the seminar given by TSSD is a slogan that has been a collective commodity. However, when it is questioned how much this slogan reflects the truth, it will be understood that it is a slogan compliant with the intention of masking the real effects of the cigarette and innocent of the cigarette. Because every year, only 115 thousand people in our country, 5.5 million people in the world because of smoking cigarettes died early in life. ın other words, 1 person in every 6 seconds is a victim of cigarette smoking. “In the words, the early deaths caused by cigarettes, traffic accidents, work accidents, etc. are five times higher than the sum of all premature deaths.Cigarette also stated that our country is the number one problem.
Vekmar Corporate Communications Manager Nuray ODABAŞ; Awareness raising will continue to be held in order to inform all the company employees about the damages of tobacco products, to raise awareness and to help them quit smoking, to organize seminars under the “Smokeless Airfield” campaign, to fully protect the individual and collective damages from the effects of scientifically proven tobacco products and thank to TSSD for their support.

Cigarette Damage Seminar/ January 8, 2016

Member of TSSD M. Ubeyd Korbey explained damages of cigarettes to human health in Sultangazi Multi-Programe High School.

Health Effects of Cigarette Eyüp Bil College / November 11, 2015

TSSD board member Yakup Kurtay made a presentation about the harms of cigarette in Eyüp Bil College.

Harmful effects of Smoking / March 17-25, 2015

On March 17-25, 2015, as part of Youth and Sport Ministry’s Youth Projects Support Program, three of the ‘Social Awareness: A Healty Society’ substance addiction seminars took place at Bolu Applied Science High School, Canip Baysal High School and Bolu Social Sciences High School. Gozde Ozdemir of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association (TASA) executive board represented TASA with her presentations about substance addiction. At Bolu Social Sciences High School, students discussed substance addiction during ‘Tea Time’ meetings.

Substance Abuse And Bonzai / February 10, 2015

Kucukcekmece City Council Women’s Assembly and the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association collaborated at a meeting to inform families about ‘drug addiction.’The meeting was held at Sefakoy Culture and Art Center and hosted by Kucukcekmece Municipality. The participants to the meeting included; Kucukcekmece City Minister of Education Cemal Yılmaz, Kucukcekmece deputy mayor Dr. Sibel Güllüçayır, AKP city Representative Mustafa Korkut Esq., former minister of health and tourism Bulent Akarcalı, president of Kucukcekmece City Council and the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Mustafa Aydın, Kucukcekmece City Council Women’s assembly Ozlem Erol and members of the Board of Directors of the Anti-Smoking Association.Dr. Sibel Güllüçayır said that a major step was taken in terms of fighting cigarette smoking by implementing policies to ban smoking indoors, “Our Prime Minister has achieved to ban smoking indoors. Former minister of health and tourism Bulent Akarcali lead the way in the fight. Substance is offered to young people as if it is similar to cigarette. Our municipality has started its fight with substance abuse since the last seven to eight months. We are planning to award the families who saved their kids lives from substance addiction, with a medal of honor.”The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association president Dr. Mustafa Aydin said that all types of substance addictions start with cigarette smoking and added, ” cigarette, 21st century plague, is equal to a wannabe disease we call death. We would like to thank our Prime Minister, the President, and the NGOs for supporting us with our fight against cigarette smoking. Bans won’t solve anything without a base in education. You need to watch your kids carefully and know what they do. I congratulate each and everyone here and would like to advice you, the audience, to share what you have learned here today with your neighbors and people around you.”The event was moderated by Prof. Dr. Gülümser Ünkaya Associate Professor at Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Speakers included experts in their field such as Yesim Can of AMATEM, Neurologist Dr. Mehmet Yavuz, Psychologist Abdulaziz Yılmaz, the head of Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine and Department of Drug Addiction Prof. Dr. İlhan Yargıç, and Narcotics Commissioner Ugur Evcin who have given an in-depth information on drug addiction.

Harmful effects of Smoking on Pregnant Women / December 4-5, 2014

On December 4-5, 2014, The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Chief Executives Committee Prof. Melahat Emine Donmez gave a seminar addressing “Harmful effects of Smoking on Pregnant Women”  for nurses and obstetricians at Bolu Soylu Hotel.

Harmful effects of Smoking on Pregnant Women / November 27-28, 2014

On November 27-28, 2014, The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Chief Executives Committee Prof. Dr. Melahat Emine Donmez gave a seminar addressing the “Harmful effects of Smoking on Pregnant Women” for nurses and obstetricians at Bolu Soylu Hotel.
April 7, 2014- Istanbul Aydin University Faculty of Dentistry Assistant Professor Cenker Zeki Koyuncuoglu gave a seminar on ‘The Impact of Smoking on Oral Health’ at the Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey.

Harmful Effects of Cigarette Smoking / December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013- An informative seminar was organized by the member of the board Yakup Kirtay at Akasya College. 250 students attended the seminar and were informed about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking.

X- Cons Members About the Harmful Effects of Cigarette Smoking / October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013- An informative seminar was organized by the member of our association Ubeyd Korbey at Istanbul Aydin University Florya Campus to inform the X- Cons members about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking.

The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Organized A Semınar For The Families Addressing

May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013- An informative seminar to raise awareness and inform the students was organized by the board member Yakup Kirtay to about 200 staff at Arnavutkoy Air Force Second Fleet.

March 25, 2014- An informative seminar was organized by the member of the executive committee of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association, Gozde Ozdemir at Istanbul Edition Hotel to inform the staff about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking.vvvvvvvvvv

Effects of Smoking on Teeth and Mouth / 7 April 2014

İstanbul Aydın University Detistry Faculty Assist. Prof. Cenker Zeki Koyuncuoğlu gave a presentation on the “Effects of Smoking on Teeth and Mouth” on 7 April 2014 at the Spinal Paralytics Associtiation of Turkey.
A seminar is given by Member of the Executive Board Gözde Demir about the damages ro raise awareness among staff on 23 March 2014 in İstanbul Edition Hotel.

Harms of Smoking / 9 March 2014

Before the 15. General Assembly Meeting, TSSD held a conference on ‘Harms of Smoking’ for the students and staff of Istanbul Aydın University, Kucukcekmece City Council members, and TSSD volunteers.At the Conference, Istanbul Aydın University Dentistry Faculty Assist. Prof. Cenker Zeki Koyuncuoğlu gave a presentation on the “Effects of Smoking on Teeth and Mouth” and İstanbul Aydın Üniversity FAculty of Health Sciences Vice Dean Assist. Prof.Nevzat Bilgin gave a presentation on ‘The Health Concerns of Smoking from the Public Health Perspective’After the presentations, the speakers took the questions of the audience and the conference ended with presentation of plaques by Dr. Mustafa Aydın and IAU Rector prof. Dr. Yadigar Izmirli.A seminar is given by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 2 December 2013 at Akasya Collage.A seminar is given by Member of Ubey Korbey about the awareness among the member damages of smoking to raise of x-con on 30 October 2013 in Istanbul Aydın Unıversity.

The Real Face Of Smoking Seminar To Take Place In Siirt / 21 June 2013

On June 21, 2013, president of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Dr. Mustafa Aydın, Deputy President Güneri Özsoy and Vice President Akif Köksel organized a seminar  ‘Real Face of Smoking’ at Siirt Cultural Center with the invitation of Governor of Siirt, former Vice Governor of İstanbul and former chairman of City Tobacco Board Ahmet Aydın.The opening speech of the conference was made by president of our association Dr. Mustafa Aydın followed by a seminar about the harmful effects of smoking by Mr. Güneri Özsoy and Mr. Akif Köksel. At the end of the seminar Dr. Aydın thanked provincial health director of Siirt for the awareness raising event and kind invitation and gave TASA’s appreciation plaquette.

A seminar is given by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 23 May 2013 2nd Squadron of the Air Force of Arnavutköy.

A seminar is given to 300 students that coming from Besiktas Yeni Levent High School by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 2 November 2012 in İsmail Tarman Primary School.November 2, 2012, Ismail, Yakup Kirtay TSSD by the Board of Directors of our association Elementary School High School Besiktas Yeni Levent awareness-raising seminar was organized to 300 students, and students about the hazards of smoking.A seminar is given to 200 people by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 5 June 2012 in Hatemoglu Primary School.A seminar is given to people to by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 31 May 2012 in Sehit Buyukelci Galip Balkar Tecnical and Vocational SchoolA seminar is given to 200 people by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 29 May 2012 in Hurriyet Primary School.A seminar is given to 100 people by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 29 May 2012 in Hatemoglu Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 28 May 2012 in Uskup Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 28 May 2012 in Kartal Sehit Ogretmen Huseyin Agirman Technical and Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 25 May 2012 in Mevlana Girls’ Technical and Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 25 May 2012 in Ozel Erdem Anadolu Medical Vocational School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 25 May 2012 in Mehmet Salih Bal Trade Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 100 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 24 May 2012 in Sultanbeyli Turgut Reis Primariy School.A seminar is given to 100 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 22 May 2012 in Henza Akin Colakoglu High School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 22 May 2012 in Fatih Ozel Egitim Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 22 May 2012 in Sehit Samet Industrial Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Istanbul Aydin University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 21 May 2012 in Gungoren İzzet High School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 18 May 2012 in Pendik Artukbey Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 18 May 2012 in Maltepe Mediha Engizer Girl’s Technical and Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 250 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 17 May 2012 in Kucukkoy Anadolu Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 17 May 2012 in IMKB Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people by Member of the Board Prof. Dr. Melahat Donmez about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 16 May 2012 in Kocaeli University.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 11 May 2012 in Cemal Diker Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people to by our students of Marmara University Student Club Anti-Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 11 May 2012 in Ataturk  Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 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Primary School.A seminar is given to 200 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 10 May 2012 in Avcılar Technical and Vocational High School.A seminar is given to 1250 people by Member of Ahmet Fevzi Inceoz about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 8 March 2012 in Ankara Metropolitan Municipality .A seminar is given to 100 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 7 March 2012 in Industrial Vocational Highschool.A seminar is given to 600 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 25 January 2012 in Ismail Aga Koran Course.A seminar is given to 100 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 20 December 2011 in Halkalı Küçükçekmece Gym.A seminar is given to 300 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kırtay about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 15 December 2011 in Istinye Highschool.A seminar is given to 500 people by our association about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 12 May 2011 in Istanbul Aydin Universtiy.A seminar is given to guartion of the students by our association about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 11 April 2011 in Zeytinburnu Ciftlik Primary School.A seminar is given to guartion of the students by our association about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 8 March 2011 in Zeytinburnu Ciftlik Primary School.A seminar is given to approximately 200 people about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 23February 2011 in Tarhan College .A seminar is given to 4th and 5th graders(approximately 200 people) about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 5 January 2011 in Kadıköy Halil Türkan Primary School.A seminar is given to  250 people about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 30 December 2011 in Mahmutbey Highschool.

On 12 May 2010, A seminar is given by our association about  the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students at Kadir Has University Cibali Campus.On 12 May 2010, Executive Board Member and psychologist Alanur Ozalp gave a seminar to raise awareness among  the students about the  harms of smoking at Istanbul Aydin University’s Florya C

On 11 May 2010

On 11 May 2010, Executive Board Member Cem Tasoz gave a seminar to the parents of the Zeytinburnu Ciftlik Elementary School to raise awareness about the harms of smoking.

A seminar is given by our association about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 10 April 2010, at Zeytinburnu Ciftlik Elementary School.
On 8 February 2010, Kucukcekmece Religious Affairs Office gave informational seminars to employees on the “Harms of Smoking”.On the 11 January, 2010, seminars were held to represent the harmful effects of smoking in order to make the students conscious about issues at Bahcesehir High School in Florya.

GATA Dermatoloji Department Doctor Doc. Dr. Bilal Dogan gave a seminar on 13 March 2008 at Istanbul Aydin University’s Florya Campus on the topic of “Smoking & Beautiy”.

On 8 March 2008, as part of the “8 March World Women’s Day” Specialists from Loreal and Vira cosmetic firms gave seminars on “Smoking and Beauty” at Taksim Ponte Restaurant.

After the seminars that were held at primary schools, more than 180,000 students took a voluntaryoath about not to use any drugs, cigarettes and to fight against them all their lives.

A total of 800 hours of speaches were made in various seminars, panels, conferences and in events at local associations around the country.The seminars were organized about the harmful effects of smoking on health in the mosques.A seminar was held for the employees of the factories in Eskisehir about “The True Face of Cigarette” by our association.With the support of many counties in Istanbul and National Education Directorships, hundreds of student-oriented panels and seminars were organized in primary schools, high schools and in universities. In 7 cities out of Istanbul, (Ankara, Antalya, Alanya, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Sakarya, Duzce) seminars and conferences were held in primary schools, high schools, universities and in various institutions and enterprises.

The Dark Side Of Smoking: 1st International Anti-Smoking Conference Was Held At Istanbul Aydin Unıversity / February 11, 2013

The Dark Side of Smoking conference took place at Istanbul Aydin University Florya Campus on February 11, 2013 as part of the February 9 Quit Smoking Day events. Speakers at the conference underlined the fact that important steps have been taken in terms of implementing smoking bans in Turkey and emphasized that Turkey sets an example to the world.
The speakers to the conference included; Istanbul Aydin University lecturer and a herbal treatment specialist Prof. Ibrahim Adnan Saracoglu, Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Department chairwoman Prof. Bingur Sonmez, former minister of health Bulent Akarcali, former 19th and 20th term Tokat representative Specialist Dr. Ahmet Feyzi İnceoz and World Health Organization Tobacco Control Economist, Coordinator Dr. Ayda Yurekli.
Istanbul Aydin University Rector Prof. Yadigar Izmirli noted that cigarette is the 4th biggest epidemic in the world that causes 5 million death each year. She added that TASA and numerous nongovernment organizations have fought against all the intimidations of cigarette cartels.
” The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association, of which I am a member of, will fight against smoking to the last drop. In the meantime, cigarette cartels will look for new victims. Our job is to tell our youth, kids, and women about the harmful effects of smoking. We are honored to host our former minister of health for being the leader in our fight in terms of lobbying the legislative bill on smoking bans.
Prof. Dr. Izmirli ended her speech by saying ” Certainly, legislations were not enough to enforce deterrance. An effective application was needed. We need to understand that ‘Rules are made to be broken’ in our country. On the other hand, there were strong lobbying against smoking ban, but with the determination of our Prime Minister and inspections of local government and governorship indoor smoking is banned.”
“We work hard religiously”
Istanbul Aydin University board of trustees president and president of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Dr. Mustafa Aydin pointed out that we went a long way since 1997, during his opening speech, “We work hard religiously. It was very hard to fight against smoking back then. Even the parliament was under the influence of cigarette cartels. We went throught those times and made it to today. We followed the footprints of our ancestors who have done the same work in the past. Our team works hard to honor and stay behind their work day and night. This is a very difficult process.”
“We always question ourselves and ask, what can we do more?” said Dr. Aydın. “When asked with the same question I said: Ever since the inception of our association in 1997 to 2013, if we saved even one person from smoking, we reached our goal.”
“Cigarette cartels will not stop with their work, they have $25 billion dollar market in Turkey. Nobody wants to give that kind of money up. We have come a long way, from times when there used to be smoking indoors even on planes to todays Turkey. We don’t think it is enough. We have a big responsibility. If we don’t approach to this issue with sensitivity we can’t come to any conclusion.”
Vice governor and City Tobacco Control Board director Ahmet Deniz underscored the fact that Turkey is among the top three countries to implement and monitor tobacco control policies, according to World Health Organization.
“The biggest punishment one can give to himself is smoking”
First speaker of the conference was IAU Faculty member and natural treatment specialist Prof. Dr. İbrahim Adnan Saraçoğlu emphasized that the biggest punishment one can give to himself is smoking. “Since the 1980’s Turkish diet changed drastically. The major reason for this is the change in the seeds we use. Our farmers started using hybrid seeds instead of regular seeds which causes lack of vitamins and minerals in vegetables we consume today. This increased the deadly effects of cigarette smoking.”
Prof. Dr. Saracoglu also touched on the issue of consuming white bread and said, “White bread is made from wheat flour from which the heathy parts such as bran and germ layers have been removed. We end up having only the starchy part. Because most vitamin B-1 is lost during production of white flour, we consume less vitamin B1 which controls our nervous system and help calm our nerves. If you noticed, people get angry easily for the last ten years. It’s because of B-1 vitamin deficiency.”
Head of Health and Vein Surgery Department at Memorial Hospital, Prof. Dr. Bingür Sönmez said, ‘The statistics show that smokers tend to get heart surgeries much earlier than others. It affects the health tremendously.’
Former health minister and the person who helped smoking ban law get passed in the parliament, Bulent Akarcalı talked about the difficulties he went through during passing the Law 4207 in 1991 at Turkish Grand Assembly. “At that time, we had a meeting with rectors and deans of the universities with faculty of medicine. We decided to focus on a campaign against smoking with the slogan ‘Goodbye Cigarette, Hello Life’. When we started this campaign you have to understand that smoking was allowed everywhere in Turkey. The former minister of transportation Ekrem Pakdemirli was the first person to support us. Together we first banned smoking in Turkish Airlines flights between Istanbul-Ankara. We were actually the first country to ban smoking on flights.’
Specialist Dr. Ahmet Feyzi Inceoz and World Health Organization Tobacco Control Economist, Coordinator Dr. Ayda Yurekli emphasized that Turkey sets an example to the world in terms of taking serious measures to fight smoking.

Damages of Smoking / 5 June 2012

A seminar is given to 200 people by Member of the Board Yakup Kirtay Anti Smoking about the damages of smoking to raise awareness among students on 5 June 2012 in Hatemoğlu Primary School.