Tobacco Use Rate of People Aged 15 and Over Has Been Announced


Answering a parliamentary question submitted in 2019, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced that 31.4 percent of the population aged 15 and over use tobacco products occasionally or every day. According to Fahrettin Koca, 87,188 people died in 2019 due to the use of tobacco products.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca made a speech at the parliament. question proposal replied. This questionnaire, which is about the reality of tobacco use in Turkey, focuses on tobacco use in the population aged 15 and over increased to 31.4 percent. it reveals. The number of deaths due to tobacco use in 2019 is estimated to be 87,188.

According to the data announced by Fahrettin Koca, Turkey is among the 48 European countries in tobacco use. 22nd place is located. In this context; The World Health Organization’s “2019”European Tobacco Use Trend ReportMinister Koca stated that the annual total cost of tobacco use is 1.4 trillion dollars, and that Turkey’s place in this huge budget is at least 50 billion TL states that it is. It should be noted that what is meant by these costs consists of expenditures for health problems due to tobacco use and workforce losses due to diseases and deaths.

The prominent answers in the parliamentary question answered by Minister Koca are as follows:

Tobacco use

According to the data of the Turkey Health Survey, the rate of daily and occasional use of tobacco products in the population aged 15 and over in our country 31.4 percent‘type. It is estimated that 87 thousand 188 of 435 thousand 941 deaths in our country in 2019 occurred due to diseases attributed to tobacco. In line with these data, Turkey is among the 48 European countries. 22nd place.

Tobacco product use; respiratory system diseases, especially cancers, circulatory system diseasesIt causes neurological diseases such as cerebro-vascular accident (stroke), digestive system diseases, musculoskeletal system diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, reproductive system problems such as infertility and early menopause. However, according to the data of the National Burden of Disease 2017 Research in our country; Among the diseases that lead to tobacco use and cause premature death are; ischemicheart diseases, stroke, lung cancer, COPD, Alzheimer’s disease and hypertensive heart diseases.


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According to the data of the World Health Organization European Tobacco Use Trend 2019 Report, health care expenditures and workforce losses caused by tobacco product use all over the world annual cost of $1.4 trillion. According to the data of the 2018 Report on Investment Reasons for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Turkey, prepared in cooperation with the World Health Organization and our Ministry; only cardiovascular diseases, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases Even the annual expenditures on treatment expenses, loss of work force and premature deaths for diseases whose biggest risk factor is tobacco use, such as More than 50 billion TL is estimated.

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