Organizers held a student forum and launched a survey that's garnered more than 1,600 responses.
More than 7,000 people signed a petition for a pass/fail option due to COVID-19.
It would have allowed "mature" 16-year-olds to consent without parental permission.
The student group celebrated the 96th anniversary of Turkey becoming a republic this week.
More needs to be done to help young people who are already addicted to nicotine.