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[Bangladesh] VIDEO: The hidden side effects of tobacco

In the report titled ‘Smokescreens in the Supply Chain’, Swedwatch highlights the tobacco sector’s pressing human rights and sustainability challenges and documents findings from investigations into the tobacco industry in Bangladesh.
Swedwatch (se)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:29
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[Asia, Sweden] British American Tobacco vows to investigate child workers in Bangladeshi farms

vowed on Thursday to investigate some of its supply farms in Bangladesh after a Swedish campaign group uncovered the use of child workers to grow and process tobacco. Swedwatch, which surveyed three tobacco farming districts in Bangladesh, said it found
Reuters
added Jun 30, 2016 16:19
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[Bangladesh] BAT Response to Swedwatch (PDF)

we believe that this report presents an inaccurate picture of the tobacco farming situation in Bangladesh. Given the numerous awards presented to BAT by the Government of Bangladesh for its CSR work in the country, we believe we need to highlight our c
Swedwatch (se)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:40
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Minister Nasim promises to make tobacco firms print graphic warnings on pack top half

Mohammed Nasim has assured anti-tobacco campaigners of steps to make cigarette companies print graphic warnings on the upper parts of their product packets instead of the lower half.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added May 30, 2016 01:26
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[Asia] Faulty taxation makes tobacco 'highly affordable' in Bangladesh, study find

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project’s (ITC Project) study found that the price of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco increased ... This calls for a reform in the tobacco tax system as “tobacco users may switch between tobacco product
bdnews24.com (bd)
added May 7, 2016 18:46
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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] Dhaka University makes all campus buildings 'no smoking zone'

Dhaka University has banned smoking inside all its buildings on the campus. A University Syndicate decision taken on Mar 21 has banned smoking inside all buildings -- faculties, institutes, offices, classrooms, laboratories and others, says a DU media s
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 5, 2016 16:51
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[Bangladesh] Programme demanding anti-tobacco law implementation begins Monday

An alliance of 12 anti-tobacco organisations has announced a three-day programme in demand for publishing health warnings with pictures on the packets of tobacco products from March 19 as per the existing Smoking and Tobacco Products (Control) Act.
Financial Express (bd)
added Mar 14, 2016 00:48
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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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