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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] 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 has evidence suggesting that tobacco industry is lobbying hard to delay the printing (bd)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15

[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 (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 21:40

[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

[Asia, Bangladesh] Activists fear delay in displaying pictorial warnings on tobacco packages

The deadline for starting the display is Mar 19 ... But the tobacco industry, in violation of [FCTC], wrote to the health ministry to make changes in the provision. has a copy of their letter. (bd)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:52

[Asia, Bangladesh] 17 fined for smoking in public

A mobile court in a drive fined 17 people for smoking in public on the premises of the deputy commissioner's office and Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in the district town on Tuesday noon. During the drive, the mobile court fined each person Tk 50
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jan 7, 2016 05:24

[Asia, Bangladesh] Health minister advised to be strict to counter tobacco industry tricks

But the tobacco industry group, in violation of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) wrote to the health ministry to make changes in the provision. They want to print the warning pictures in the lower part of the packs so that they d (bd)
added Jan 6, 2016 18:50

[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

[Asia, Bangladesh] Quader says making new anti-tobacco laws will not help

Obaidul Quader has called for the strict enforcement of anti-tobacco laws to curb tobacco use in Bangladesh. The formulation of new laws would “not be of much help”, he said at an anti-tobacco seminar on Wednesday. (bd)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:08

[Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan] The Heart Disease Conundrum

SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients...Known as the Framingham Heart Study, it is perhaps the most influential investigation in the history of modern medicine... The initial outlay was modest: about $94,000, mostly
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:13
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