Ward, Effectiveness of Smoke-Free

Prisons have also joined “The Smoke Free Life Chain”. It is a new milestone for Turkey / 23rd June 2010

TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT DR. MUSTAFA AYDIN

TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT DR. MUSTAFA AYDIN
TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION BOARD AND EXECUTIVE BOARD  MEMBERS AND SİLİVRİ CHIEF PUBLIC PROSECUTER ORHAN USTA AND SİLİVRİ PRISON 6TH WARD MANAGER 

With the leadership of which has an important place among non-governmental organization and which gives substantial messages to the community about social responsibility requirements by the projects it has been implementing, and with Silivri Chief Public Prosecuter Office, prisoners and convicts have gained the right to stay in wards where the use of tobacco products are banned as a result of a project that started with the struggles of an asthma patient prisoner.

In the event that took place in the 6th ward of Silivri prison on 23rd June 2010, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin gave a speech. Dr. Aydin stated that “If a country wants to capture another country, they make the children and young adults addicted to smoking. Smoking is the biggest tool for colonizing in the 21st century. I want to reach out to government authorities and legal representatives: Please don’t fall into this trap!”

Deputy Governor Ahmet Aydin said that they came together for a very special event, sustaining a healthy environment for non-smoking prisoners and convicts and that would be a good example for the World as well as for Turkey. Stating that he is here as the Chairman of City Tobacco Control Council, Aydin said, “We made 80,000 inspections since the law was put into effect. There is no trouble in 97% . Everybody complies with the rules. People are no longer smoking in closed areas. We have problems with only 3%. At first we had 350 inspection teams, today we have 750 teams. 1000 people got fined”

TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION MEMBERS. THERE WERE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONVICTS IN SILIVRI PRISON.

TURKISH ANTI-SMOKING ASSOCIATION MEMBERS. THERE WERE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONVICTS IN SILIVRI PRISON.
SMOKE FREE WARDS HAVE BEEN CREATED

Silivri Chief Public Prosecuter Orhan Usta expressed in his speech that arrestment and imprisonment includes deprivation of liberty and due to that it is a punishment by itself and the prison administration and prison conditions should not intensify that misery of the situation and they should act conscienciously.

Usta also said they analyzed the 5727 Law on Prevention of Harmful Effects of Tobacco Products, Prison Institutions Management, Execution of Sentences and Security Measures on a broad scale and any issue that has been left to the discretion of the administration is being interpreted in the favor of the prisoners and convicts. He also added that “In every prison we are going to have to 10 smoke free cells and we will increase this number if the prisoners request more.”

All the partners and contributers that worked on the realization and announcement of this projects were given plaques. Then the Istanbul Municipality choir and Turkish Folk Music, Turkish Classical Music and Mehter Group gave a concert to the attendees.