An Exemplary Case of Promotion Activities and Taste Panels from the Perspective of Tobacco Control

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MUTLU E. İ., Seydiogullari M., ASLAN D.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.16, no.4, pp.189-197, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2015.4182
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-197
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is a multilateral international agreement which has been generated to protect the health of nationals and nations against the hazards/risks of tobacco and its products. All high contracting parties to the Convention undertake the international responsibility to fulfill all the requirements of the Convention's articles in national legal systems. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has a considerable place among other international conventions on health. Within the self-executing desing/system of the Convention, a vital regulation focuses on banning the advertisement, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco products. Because they are one of the various components of tobacco advertisement, promotion, and sponsorship, taste panels should be assessed within the content of the Convention. Thus, banning taste panel activities is an important step in tobacco control and it is one of the basic areas where medical and law sciences should collaborate. In this article, a comprehensive frame has been drawn to the issue and recommendations have been developed for the future.