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[Asia] Tobacco victims tell their own stories in Bangladesh's new pictorial warnings

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim launched the compelling national campaign – People Behind The Packs -- on Thursday at the Secretariat. It is designed to reinforce the nine graphic health warnings made mandatory on 50 percent of all tobacco packs sold in
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:54
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Health minister firm as tobacco industry resorts to new tricks

manufactures on Saturday started distributing leaflets of the future packs – as they would like to see them -- with the graphic warning in the lower part. Lawmakers, anti-tobacco activists, and journalists reacted to those leaflets at a programme on Sat
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:58
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Appellate Division upholds HC verdict on tobacco control

has upheld a High Court verdict pronounced 16 years ago to control production and processing of tobacco products. The verdict contained several directives, which asked the government to extend financial support to farmers so that they could stop growing
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 1, 2016 19:23
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[Asia] The Price of Secularism in Bangladesh

This was the unmarked headquarters of the Shahbag movement. A cloud of cigarette smoke hung over the scene. ‘‘We’re so tense these days that everybody has started smoking again,’’
New York Times
added Dec 29, 2015 15:52
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[Asia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka] Neighbours outdo India in tobacco control, says WHO

Three of India’s next door neighbours — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — adopted better tobacco control strategies to curb deaths caused by tobacco, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report released on Tuesday.
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jul 10, 2015 11:15
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Stop tobacco farming on paddy, jute fields

Conversion of fertile paddy and jute lands into tobacco farming has to be halted immediately and expansion of tobacco acreage has to be stopped in the country, demanded discussants at a roundtable in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:43
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[Asia, Bangladesh] New law bans smoking even in private offices

With the amended tobacco control law defining all indoor work places as 'public place', smoking is not possible even in private office buildings. More than 45 percent people either smoke or chew tobacco in Bangladesh, making it one of the top five count
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 17, 2015 10:49
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GSP Suspension for Bangladesh: A Step Forward for Workers’ Rights and Public Health

ILRF lauds the US Government’s decision today to suspend Bangladesh from the Generalized System of Preferences trade program ... the tobacco industry was the largest beneficiary of Bangladesh’s GSP program, accounting for over $11 million in tobacco expor
International Labor Rights Forum
added Jun 28, 2013 15:26
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[Asia] 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.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 16, 2013 02:58
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[Bangladesh] Journos raise voice against tobacco

“We want to see the law passed this session,” Ruhul Amin Rushd, convenor of Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance, a journalists’ platform representing all media outlets in Dhaka, said at a human chain programme. He made the demand as the government is already la
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 27, 2013 23:13
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