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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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[Bangladesh] Discussion on Tobacco Control Law tomorrow

Dhaka Ahsania Mission will organise a discussion meeting titled 'Implementation of Tobacco Control Law at Public Places and Transports' at the office of local parliament member of Khilgaon here tomorrow.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) (bd)
added Oct 9, 2012 03:02
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Anti-tobacco group calls for a ban on BAT-sponsored Battle of Minds

Progga said according to the Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005 it is illegal to use the name, sign, trademark or logo of any tobacco company in promotional activities. The law, which has been revised in 2013, also prohibits tobacco com
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added Oct 6, 2017 03:00
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[Bangladesh, UK] British diplomat lobbied on behalf of big tobacco

The Foreign Office is immersed in a major lobbying row after it emerged that a senior official sought to help a British tobacco company to avoid paying tax owed to one of the world’s poorest countries. Alison Blake, the British high commissioner to Bang
The Observer (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 15:53
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[Asia] Graphic health warning on packs: Tobacco companies 'continue to flout rules' in Bangladesh

One year after rules of printing the graphical health warning on pack made mandatory, a study finds most tobacco companies are still flouting the law. The tobacco industry rather resorted to fresh “ill tactics” to undermine the implementation of the la
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 19, 2017 22:22
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[Bangladesh] Speakers for strict enforcement of tobacco control law

Strict enforcement of the amended Tobacco Control Law has become an urgent need for freeing the public places from smoking, said speakers at a discussion on Sunday. They said gross violation of the act continues in restricted areas including public place
Financial Express (bd)
added Jan 9, 2017 22:13
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