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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, Bangladesh] Tobacco farming reduced in Jhenidah

a number of farmers in the district have left cultivation of the harmful item and switched to food crops, thanks to the motivational campaign of government officials and civil society activists. Photo: Star
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 25, 2016 05:34
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Kids trapped in Tobacco Menace

For many struggling Lalmonirhat families, relatively lucrative tobacco farming appears to be a blessing. But cultivating the crop brings significant health consequences. Worse still, with children commonly engaged in tending fields, the health of many yo
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 7, 2016 22:00
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Experts welcome India's tobacco control pledge made in Dhaka

India has endorsed the 'Dhaka Declaration on SDG Action in South Asia' that has set the agenda for making the region tobacco free by 2030. "As the country is grappling with shrinking health budgets, India's strategy to reduce the burden of non-communica
New Kerala.com (in)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:49
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[Asia, Bangladesh] High Court issues rule for ban on public smoking

The High Court has issued a rule asking why it should not order the government to take necessary steps for banning smoking in public places according to the existing law.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Feb 3, 2016 01:21
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[Asia] IPU chief Saber questions Bangladesh govt's position on tobacco industry

IPU organised South Asian Speakers' Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that kicked off on Saturday... Chowdhury said a joint declaration on tobacco may be made at the summit on Sunday.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15
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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
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[Asia] Ignore tobacco industry’s ‘ridiculous’ arguments, campaigner Rob Cunningham tells Bangladesh government

Bangladesh only recently set the deadline of Mar 19 this year for mandatory display covering top 50 percent of the front and back sides of the packets. But bdnews24.com has evidence suggesting that tobacco industry is lobbying hard to delay the printing
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15
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[Asia] Tobacco industry robs Bangladesh child workers of childhood

Child labour in tobacco processing and bidi factories is banned in Bangladesh. But a large number of children continue to be employed in these hazardous activities for a living. During a recent visit to the northern district of Lalmonirhat, children we
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 21:40
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