The list of items prohibited from being used in the manufacturing of tobacco products has been updated by Turkey’s Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority. The Authority requires that manufacturers which are currently using the newly prohibited items must apply to the authority stating that non-compliant products will now be produced in line with the new rules. If no application is made by October 31, 2016, the related product’s Market Conformity Certificate will be cancelled.
The following items are now prohibited during production of tobacco products which will be placed in the Turkish market, as well as production of the raw materials extracted from tobacco plants: benzene, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, phenol, acetaldehyde, furfural, glyoxalin, acrylamide, mineral oil, paraffin, and hydro treated light heavy naphthenic.
The ban includes production of cigarette papers and additives; edge binding gums; ink on cigarette papers; filtration substances; filter papers and adhesives; and adhesives, adhesive inks, and gums.