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[Asia, Bangladesh] Network against tobacco formed

A nine-member executive committee was formed in a function in Dhaka to run the Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network over the next two years. New York’s Bloomberg Philanthropies would fund the network where institutions and individuals could enrol
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Sep 26, 2013 23:40
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[Asia, Bangladesh] All out for tobacco law

The government will work out rules within two months to implement the recently passed tobacco control law, Health Secretary MM Neazuddin has said. He said a ‘comprehensive plan’ was underway to strictly implement the amended law. “We’ll not let anyone to
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Sep 1, 2013 03:20
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[Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka] Asian countries seek ban on smokeless forms of tobacco

Ten south Asian countries, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, proposed a ban on smokeless tobacco like areca nuts. A meeting between representatives of the countries was organized by India’s health ministry.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 28, 2013 10:08
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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] ‘Tobacco lobbyist’s active’

Tobacco companies have appointed ‘powerful lobbyists’ to secure their interests by liaising with the government’s upper echelon, said State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam. “There is a movement to control Tobacco use. Tobacco companies have appointed lobby
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jun 2, 2013 19:32
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[Asia, Bangladesh] EDITORIAL: Making a killing

Now they're here reaping unimaginable profits, selling cigarettes to poor, unsuspecting consumers ... mandate that they contribute funds for public health, as they do in the West. This should be the price for the privilege of being allowed to sell their
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added Jun 2, 2013 11:16
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[Bangladesh] Rising tobacco use sparks concerns

The tobacco control law of 2005 provides for bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship, smoking in public places and public transports and requirements for warning on cigarette packets. However, direct tobacco advertising had been banned only for sm
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added Jun 2, 2013 09:46
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[Bangladesh] Anti-tobacco campaigners link smoking to poverty

Anti-tobacco platform Adhunik and World Health Organization (WHO) jointly organised a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club, where speakers demanded strong government monitoring of cigarette-makers who, they say, lure farmers to cultivate tobacco on cropla
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added Jun 2, 2013 09:44
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[Bangladesh] Activists fear anti-tobacco law may 'stumble'

An anti-tobacco law which parliament passed recently could "stumble" if proper implementation and monitoring were not ensured, anti-tobacco activists said on Sunday. Parliament recently passed an amendment to the anti-tobacco law with strict provisions
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added May 20, 2013 09:29
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[Asia] Positives outweigh negatives in Bangladesh's amended tobacco control law

Parliament of Bangladesh amended the Smoking and Tobacco Product Usage (Control) Act of 2005 by adding many tough tobacco control measures. These include a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertisement promotion and sponsorship, a ban on sale to and by mino
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added May 19, 2013 14:08
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