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[Bangladesh] 'Death Clock' ticks for tobacco users

An anti-tobacco organisation unveiled a 'Death Clock' in Dhaka on Saturday to remind lawmakers of the urgency for legislation to bring down the use of tobacco in Bangladesh. Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu inaugurated the clock on a billboard at t (bd)
added Jan 6, 2013 11:39

[Asia, Bangladesh] Slab-based tax structure for tobacco encourages tax evasion: analysts

The government should take different initiatives if it wants to make Bangladesh tobacco-free by 2040, said Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, chairman of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation. It is important to increase tobacco tax, as part of the efforts to tackle the
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 19, 2017 15:03

[Asia] Bangladesh factory fire kills at least 24, more than 30 injured

A fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh that killed at least 24 people and injured more than two dozen others on Saturday...packages various items, including food and cigarettes, brands, such as British American Tobacc
added Sep 11, 2016 13:38

[Bangladesh] Executive Summary (PDF)

This report offers an in-depth study into the global tobacco industry’s impacts on human rights and the environment, and presents a case study from cultivation areas across Bangladesh. Findings include adverse impacts on farmers, their families, on valuab
Swedwatch (se)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:35

[Asia, Bangladesh] Health minister advised to be strict to counter tobacco industry tricks

But the tobacco industry group, in violation of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) wrote to the health ministry to make changes in the provision. They want to print the warning pictures in the lower part of the packs so that they d (bd)
added Jan 6, 2016 18:50

[Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan] The Heart Disease Conundrum

SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients...Known as the Framingham Heart Study, it is perhaps the most influential investigation in the history of modern medicine... The initial outlay was modest: about $94,000, mostly
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:13

Bangladesh Enacts Landmark Tobacco Control Law

Overcoming more than four years of delays and strong tobacco industry opposition, the Parliament of Bangladesh has enacted a new law that significantly strengthens the country's efforts to reduce tobacco use. The new law is a major step forward in a cou
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 10, 2013 15:22

[Asia, Bangladesh] MANSOOR: Raising tax on cigarette

The media has rightly given importance to a press conference organised recently by the 'Human Resources and Health Foundation' at the National Press Cub, Dhaka. The press conference has strongly advocated for increasing tax on cigarette. This should be c
Financial Express (bd)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:02

Bangladesh sets death clock updating tobacco-related deaths

Bangladesh unveiled a "Death Clock" in its capital to raise awareness about smoking-related deaths in a country which ranks among the world's highest in tobacco consumption.
added Jan 13, 2013 23:49

[Bangladesh, Turkey] LETTER: Clampdown on smoking

I have come to realise that smoking is more a demand of the mind than the body and giving it up does not involve phasing out the habit by chewing nicotine gums or using body patches, but quitting it once and for all.
Financial Express (bd)
added Jun 10, 2012 21:37
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