Cigarette smoking down in Turkey

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 07.06.2017 22:08
Updated 07.06.2017 22:09

An Anadolu Agency report shows that smokers have spent over 185.5 billion TL ($53 billion) on cigarettes in Turkey in the last five years, with a gradual decrease since peak consumption in 1999.

Over the five years, the daily average consumption was over 131 million cigarettes across the country.

While overall consumption has fallen, smokers are more frequently choosing imported cigarettes over local tobacco, with local production accounting for 42 percent of the market in 2003 and only 13.3 percent last year.

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