The Turkish Green Crescent Society has completed its project "Combating Substance Abuse through Official Primary School Green Crescent Clubs in Istanbul" with the financial support of the Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA). Using the slogan "The Green Crescent is looking for youth leaders", the project reached some 200,000 students in Istanbul.
The project "Combating Substance Abuse through Official Primary School Green Crescent Clubs in Istanbul" was administered to nearly 5,000 middle school students and 1,000 teachers. As part of the project, participants were administered pre- and post-tests. The level of awareness and knowledge concerning cigarette and internet addiction was measured among students between the ages of 11 and 14.