Turkmenistan’s government bodies have pushed shops to end selling cigarettes, investors in Ashgabat explained Thursday, after its president advised citizens to quit the habit. State anti-narcotics representatives “came to our shop lately and pressured us to take away all cigarettes from the shelves, charging us with large fines,” explained Bairam Saryev, the 34-year-old holder of a small shop in the capital. Read more

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Turkmenistan Tries to Stop Any Cigarette Selling

March 11th, 2016 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

Turkmenistan’s government bodies have pushed shops to end selling cigarettes, investors in Ashgabat explained Thursday, after its president advised citizens to quit the habit. State anti-narcotics representatives “came to our shop lately and pressured us to take away all cigarettes from the shelves, charging us with large fines,” explained Bairam Saryev, the 34-year-old holder of a small shop in the capital. Read more

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