Continuing Turkey’s drive against the health risks of smoking and tobacco, all tobacco products and cigarettes sold in the country will bear plain, standard packages starting Thursday. 

The new rule aims to eliminate the attractiveness and misleading features of packages with various colors and graphic designs and to boost the deterrent effect of health warnings, the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry said in a statement.

The new packages will have one color with a standard formation of brand names and other necessary information, but no logo or other distinctive marks.

Picture warning labels — including 14 new warning labels —

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