‘True Friends of Humanity’ Awards were Given / 4 May 2017
‘The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Aydın said “Even if the number of the smokers in Turkey dropped from 27 million to 21 million, unfortunately, the age to start smoking dropped till 12 because of the traps set. We must be on the alert.”
The Awards Ceremony of “True Friends of Humanity” organized by The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association this year took place in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall.
During the night, taking the floor Mr. Aydın expressed that the awards ceremony means a thank for the persons and institutions supporting the association’s anti-smoking campaigns during the year and Turkey spends 25 billion dollars on cigarette every year.
Aydın also said that 15 % of cigarette consumption in Turkey is illegal, “I leave it to your understanding what it means. The 80 % of smokers die of cardiovascular diseases at a very early age. Even if the number of the smokers of Turkey dropped from 27 million to 21 million, unfortunately, the age to start smoking dropped till 12 because of the traps set. We must be on the alert. The buffets near our schools and houses selling single cigarette to teenagers poison rising generations mentally. Besides, nargile cafes became popular. However, nargile is more dangerous and harmful than smoking. Even if we do not think of ourselves, we must think of the young brilliant next generations.”
Previous Minister of European Union and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış expressed that it is really significant to have a President who is ambitious to fight against smoking and said:
“ He strives for making people non-smokers on every occasion. Both smokers and non-smokers know that smoking is dangerous and knowingly they damage themselves. So, we have to raise more consciousness. This is our common struggle, we need to fight against it together.”
On behalf of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey, Dr Abdullah Emre Güner, Director of Istanbul Public Health, Rector of Health Sciences University Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl, District Governor of Esenyurt Ekrem İnci, Journalist Tayyar Işıksaçan, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Chairman Advisor Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer and Rector of Amasya University Prof. Dr. Metin Orbay were awarded with “True Friends of Humanity” during the ceremony.
Instead of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Hospital Prof Dr Ayhan Verit and Assoc Dr Hacer Kuzu Okur, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Police Department Head Tayfun Karali, World Free Diving Recorder Derya Can, Bonne Vie Magazin Review Chairman Hakan Solaker, Habertürk Corner Article Ceyda Erenoğlu, Buldan Municipality President Mustafa Gülbay and Aegean President Hüseyin Reşit Öz received the “Thanks” award.
Rector of Health Sciences University Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl, District Governor of Esenyurt Ekrem İnci, Journalist Tayyar Işıksaçan, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Chairman Advisor Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer and Rector of Amasya University Prof. Dr. Metin Orbay were awarded with “True Friends of Humanity” during the ceremony.
Besides, developed by the Association’s coorganization with Ministry of National Education, awards of “Inter- High Schools Smokefree Stories Short Film Tournament” under the thema of “Tobacco-free Life” were given.
During the ceremony, students of İstanbul Aydın University, Anadolu Bil Vocational High School, Fashion and Design Program made a fashion show. Leading figures of fashion world attended to the fashion show titled as “A Touch to Agean”.
Besides, second year students of the same university’s Hair Care and Aesthetic Services Program presented their “Illusion Make-up” study, which they developed for graduation project.
As well as Previous Minister of Health Bülent Akarcalı, many guests attended to the ceremony.
For World No Tobacco Day 2016 on May 31, 2016, World Health Organization and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on all countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.
Plain packaging of tobacco products restricts or prohibits the use of logos, colors, brand images and promotional information on packaging other than brand and product names displayed in a standard color and font style.
Turkish Anti-Smoking Association president and Istanbul Aydin University president Dr. Mustafa Aydin pointed out that the main reason for increasing death and cancer is cigarette consumption. He also underscored the need to have new packaging and added, “We must implement plain packaging just like Ireland and Australia with enlarged health warnings and pictures and until we do so, cigarette packages must be put under the counter away from anybody’s sight.”
“National Tobacco Control Program Action Plan plans to enact plain packaging in 2015 and was emphasized to put into effect and be implemented by related departments and institutions on Presidential Circular on Official Gazette dated January 2015 and numbered 29249.”
“ Every hour the number of individuals getting cancer is increasing because we have been too slow to implement plain packaging into law despite directives issued by the President and Prime Minister and it appears in 2015 National Tobacco Control Program Action Plan. We will do anything we can to put this law into effect as the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association.”
True Friends of Humanity Awards Announced / May 2, 2016
True Friends of Humanity Awards, traditional award ceremony organized by Turkish Anti-Smoking Association given to individuals and institutions who support association’s fight against cigarette, are announced. Taken place at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, Kucukcekmece Mayor Temel Karadeniz who fought against addiction with his projects has received the award.
Istanbul Deputy Mayor Hasan Ozturk, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin, 20th term parliament representative Ahmet Feyzi Inceoz, Kucukcekmece District Governor Harun Kaya, Kucukcekmece AKP provincial director Mustafa Korkut, Kucukcekmece Deputy Mayor and the members of the assembly attended the ceremony.
“Fight Against Tobacco Initiated Very Late in Our County”
Deputy mayor Ozturk said that the fight against cigarette consumption initiated very late in our country but we have come a long way during the last few years. “ NGOs have a great contribution in this achievement. We have new regulations and implementations in fight against cigarette. In Istanbul, nearly 350,000 cigarette inspections are conducted.”
“110,000 people dies each year”
Expressing that they award those who work the hardest in fight against cigarette, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin said, “We are giving these awards to eight people. Cigarette is the 21st century’s plague. 110,000 people die each year because of cigarette smoking. Our youth need to see the true face of cigarette and not start smoking.”
“I Have Never Smoked in My Life”
Mentioning that he has never smoked, Kucukcekmece Mayor Temel Karadeniz said, “ Not smoking is the greatest award for humanity. I think we will look at the pictures of cigarette smokers 50 years from now and wonder how they smoked and had a habit of inhailing such poison.”
After the speeches the award ceremony took place and Kucukcekmece Mayor Temel Karadeniz received his award from Istanbul Deputy Mayor Hasan Ozturk and Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin.
After the award ceremony, ‘Our Love Karadeniz Collection’ fashion show by IAU Anadolu Bil Vocational School Fashion Design Program took place.
The True Friends of Humanity Awards / 31 May 2011
The great war against smoking that prints the name of the date, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association, “True Friends of Humanity” Award Ceremony organized by the association’s partnership with the Ministry of Education, “Non-hearts Breaks” campaign awards-winning students at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall on May 31 2011, the organization Banu Noyan by the presenter and undertaken by the Cem Kurtoğlu and Ece Pirim was a wonderful invitation.
Successfully carrying out the work of the Depatment to provide smoke-freefuture, Dr. Mustafa Aydin Turkish Anti Smoking Assıciation , this year the traditional “True Fiends of Humanity” award ceremony on May 31 “Stop Smoking Day” activities carried out within the scope.
In Addition, the 5250 high school students attending schools in 81 provinces of Turkey by the authorities and the association sent to the pre-reviews of works from 2006, selected by the jury poetry, essay and various awards were given to students entering degree in paiting.
Degrees from various provinces from 81 provinces participated in the contest entering students;
Year of 2010
THIS YEAR, THE TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED THE TRUE FRIENDS OF HUMANITY AWARDS BALL AT CADIR PALACE IN YILDIZ PARK
Turkish Anti-Smoking Association proudly organized the “True Friends of Humanity Awards” on 4 June 2010 in Cadir Palace.
The organization was made by Banu Noyan, and Didem Taslan hosted the event.
“True Friends of Humanity Awards”
“Social Responsibility Pioneers Awards”
TSSD continues to do great work with the President Dr. Mustafa Aydin and they brought together many famous names of business, art and politics on the eleventh İnsanlığın Gerçek Dostları (True Friends of Humanity) award ball.
Kent Orchestra gave a concert during the event and Tanju Babacan’s fashion show with famous models drew a lot of attention.
Rana Alagoz got on the stage with ” Duman Avcıları” (Smoke Hunters), and later Tugba Ozay entertains people with her songs from her new album.
31 May Tobacco Free Day “Kucukcekmece is Cleaning The Cigarette Stubs” / 31 May 2010
20 million people in Turkey and 13 billion people in the world are smoking. Smoking related deaths are around 7 million. Experts warn about the many dangers of smoking, On 31 May 2010, with participation of TSSD, Kucukcekmece Municipality, Kucukcekmece City Council, Youth Council and with the participation of 1000 students, an event was held in Cennet District, Hurriyet street, called the “Kucukcekmece is cleaning the cigarette stubs” event. The participants cleaned all the stubs in the area.