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Turkmenistan president has launched an “unprecedented” anti-smoking campaign, ordering officials to make the Central Asian country tobacco-free within two years.

According to the AFP news agency. The President of Turkmenistan, Sardar Bardi Makhmidov, has said that there will be no compromise on this struggle against smoking.

The President of Turkmenistan has launched an 'unprecedented' campaign against smoking.
The President of Turkmenistan has launched an ‘unprecedented’ campaign against smoking.

Nationwide crackdown

There will be a nationwide crackdown on illegal imports of tobacco products. And the sale of all such items, including shisha pipes and electric cigarettes.

President Makhmedov added that our state will launch an everlasting campaign against tobacco to help expand tobacco-free countries in the world.

There are already strict measures against smoking advertisements in Turkmenistan. Also bans to smoking in public places, which have been stricktly implement. By the Berdi Makhmidov family government for almost two decades.

The state of Turkmenistan is launching a perpetual campaign against tobacco.
The state of Turkmenistan is launching a perpetual campaign against tobacco.

Former Sardar Bardi Makhmedov, who was hand over the reins of power by his father, Garbengoli Bardi Makhmedov, last year, is a former dentist who now wants his country to be tobacco-free by 2025.

Turkmenistan’s state television has reported that around 20 people have been arrest for smuggling tobacco, glass, and electronic cigarette products across the country’s borders.

President Sardar Bardi Makhmidov has further said that the head of the Customs Department in Turkmenistan has been severely reprimand for poor performance of duties.

20 people have been arrested on the charge of cigarette smuggling.
20 people have been arrest on the charge of cigarette smuggling.

It has been reported that Bardi Makhmedov Sr., who is know as Arkadag (Protector Hero), despite his retirement, together with the current President and his son Sardar Makhmedov, constantly raise the awareness of the nation with the help of his songs.

A city, a TV channel, a newspaper, and a football team in Turkmenistan are name in his honour.

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