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Turkey renews free treatment scheme helping smokers quit

A new presidential decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s most prominent anti-smoking activist, on Thursday, offers free medication for people trying to quit smoking. The decree is actually a new chapter in a program that was launched a decade ago and involves an array of medications to help people quit tobacco products,...

Turkey: Smoking, alcohol make COVID vaccines less effective

Smoking, drinking have negative effect on body's immune system, may reduce effectiveness of vaccines, says doctor Smoking and drinking depress the immune system and so could reduce the effectiveness of vaccines for illnesses such as the flu and coronavirus, according to a senior Turkish physician. Dr. Cevdet Erdol from the Health Sciences University in the Turkish...