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[Asia, Bangladesh] 54pc of tobacco packs defy health warning directives

A total of 54 percent of tobacco packs in Bangladesh defy health warning label printing directives, a recent survey reveals. Tobacco Pack Surveillance System Cigarette Health Warning Compliance (TPackSS) in a partnership with the Bangladesh Center for C
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 22:47

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco companies flouting law thru open ads

Tobacco companies are putting on advertisements at shops across the country, although it is a “punishable offence”...not facing any consequences. Instead, tobacco companies openly award complementary prizes to customers, hold “job fairs” and debate compet
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 13, 2015 12:11

[Bangladesh] Tobacco farming doubles in BD despite worry over ill effects

Campaigners made a fervent call for the tobacco industry to end its exploitation of farmers ... On the eve of the World Food Day -- October 16 -- they especially expressed worry about ill effects of aggressive expansion of the evil empire of tobacco on f
Financial Express (bd)
added Oct 16, 2014 11:35

[Bangladesh] PRI publishes study report on tobacco farming

Farmers cultivate tobacco because it yields the highest returns among all other crops, and supersedes all other cash crops as it provides a large sum of cash in one go, found a study.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Oct 14, 2012 17:48

[Bangladesh] Anti-tobacco campaigners seek Finance's role

A group of anti-tobacco campaigners has made a petition to the Ministry of Finance under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to extract details of what they said 'its involvement with the amending process of tobacco control law and the tobacco industries. (bd)
added Aug 13, 2012 12:08

BANGLADESH: Rising death toll from “poor man's cigarette”

Activists in Bangladesh are calling for a tobacco tax to fight the climbing death toll from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused by smoking, especially an inexpensive cigarette called a “bidi”,
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Aug 8, 2012 12:40

[Bangladesh] Budget draws anti-tobacco backlash

Finance Minister A M A Muhith 'ignored' every quarter's request . . . "But all these demands and appeals for protecting public health have been overridden by the Finance Minister's sympathy for the tobacco industry," Rahman, also the coordinator of Camp (bd)
added Jun 10, 2012 13:43

[Asia, Bangladesh] Indonesians top smokers in world

Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world’s top smokers as 76% of them smoke. Infographics:
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Aug 30, 2017 14:41

[Asia, Bangladesh] ZAFAR: Smoking and its harmful impact among students

The prevalence of smoking especially among the students of the private universities in Bangladesh is alarming. On a recent survey of students of two top ranking private universities, it was found that there is a high prevalence of smoking among students.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Dec 24, 2016 23:48

[Asia, Bangladesh] Display of pictorial warning: Tobacco cos reluctant to implement it

tobacco companies and a vested group are now active to hinder the implementing of the mandatory display of pictorial warning on the tobacco products as well as the tobacco packs, sources said. According
The New Nation (bd)
added Jan 15, 2016 22:53
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