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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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[Asia, Bangladesh] The Stench of Tobacco

The field is shared by Saptibari High School with 700 students. There is also a school for the blind adjacent to the tobacco market. Students of 11 other schools and colleges face the same situation due to tobacco bazaars that have invaded the school fie
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 19, 2013 11:17
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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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[Asia, Bangladesh] Call for higher tax on tobacco products

The rise of tobacco consumption among the people in Bangladesh is helping both local and foreign companies further expand their business
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added May 13, 2013 04:11
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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. The new law is a major step forward in a cou
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 10, 2013 15:22
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