Our Studies for the Implementation of the Law
Visiting the Deputy Governor of Istanbul and the President of Tobacco Control Board
On the 10th of February in 2010, the Board of Directors of Turkish Anti-Smoking Association visited the Deputy Governor of Istanbul and Tobacco Control Commission President Ahmet Aydın in the Governorship of Istanbul. The research and observations which were made by our society showed some problems and troubles about the 19.07.2009 dated, 4207 numbered law, which we was also reported to our Governor.
Visiting the Governor of Istanbul
Our requests about constituting ‘Provincial Tobacco Control Commission’ in order to apply 5727 numbered law which made changes in 4207 numbered law issued in the Official Journal on the 19th of January in 2008 and share this law with public was offered to authorities. Once this requests were accepted favorably by the governor, the commission started to work in the province.
In the Province of Istanbul in order to make preparations for the 19th of May 2008 which was the first day of this law’s application; a meeting was held on the 30th of April 2008 with the contributions of responsible associations and institutions which are Metropolitan Municipality, Provincial Directorate of Security, and Provincial Financial Office, Provincial Directorate for National Education, Provincial Directorate for Health, Provincial Directorate for Environment and Forests, Provincial Directorate for Youth and Sport, Chamber of Merchants and Craftsmen Union, and Turkish Anti-Smoking Association.
The decisions taken at the meeting was declared by the Governor of Istanbul Muammer Guler on the 7th May 2008 by a statement to be distributed to all related departments, including the Prime Ministry and Ministry of Health. It was also declared that the statement was to be applied until the regulation about the law was announced.