The opinions of adults about the ban on cigarette sales to minors

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Ozcebe H., BILIR N., Inal E., UNLU H., Beser E., ÇAN G., ...More

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, vol.14, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12971-016-0104-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Selling of tobacco products to minors has been banned since 1996 by the tobacco control law in Turkey. However, it is also important for the public to support practices that prevent the access of tobacco products to minors. In addition, every individual has the responsibility of carrying out society based programs that restrict access to tobacco products especially to children and the youths. Social sensitivity is considered an important factor in the prevention of tobacco use. This study aims to learn about the opinions and attitudes of adults with regards to minors access to tobacco products.