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[Asia] Bangladesh passed a “tough law” banning smoking in public places

The Parliament of Bangladesh has just passed a “tough law” banning smoking in public places, including on transport. According to this new law those who violate the law will be slapped and a fine of 300 TKs will be fined. It is an amendment brought in t
Asian Tribune
added May 6, 2013 01:39

[Bangladesh] Bidi workers protest discriminations between bidi and cigarette

Increase in taxes on bidi would hamper the sector including women employment, bidi workers of different factories claimed yesterday. From a view exchange meeting on “Diary of Bidi workers” in the capital’s CIRDAP auditorium, speakers made the comment an
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added May 5, 2013 20:28

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tk 300 fine for public smoking

Smokers in public place will be slapped with Tk 300 in fines and industries will print pictorial health warning covering half of both sides of the tobacco pack from now on as Parliament passed a ‘tough’ law on Monday, ending nearly four years of dawdling (bd)
added Apr 30, 2013 14:21

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco industry sways media before budget

Ten leading newspapers – categorised on the basis of their circulation – were found to be carrying most stories that go in favour of tobacco industries during that period. Electronics media too was not an exception. Most of the ‘talk shows’ to discourag (bd)
added Apr 29, 2013 13:07

[Asia, Bangladesh] MANSOOR: Raising tax on cigarette

The media has rightly given importance to a press conference organised recently by the 'Human Resources and Health Foundation' at the National Press Cub, Dhaka. The press conference has strongly advocated for increasing tax on cigarette. This should be c
Financial Express (bd)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:02

[Asia] HOSSAIN: Tobacco control in Bangladesh and challenges ahead

Awareness is the key to fight tobacco. Interventions to reduce or quit smoking should be directed towards the poor, young, and people with lower education, and women should be targeted for prevention of the use of smokeless tobacco products. Along with la
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 13, 2013 15:57

[Bangladesh] Anti tobacco bill watered down

A parliamentary panel on Tuesday finalised the draft of the new anti-tobacco law recommending control, instead of a ban, on publicising tobacco products under corporate social responsibility. The final draft of Smoking and Tobacco Product Usage (Contro (bd)
added Apr 3, 2013 13:48

[Bangladesh] Smoke-free law non-compliant with WHO: Experts

Bangladesh's current smoke-free law is not compliant with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), said speakers at a dissemination seminar in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Mar 18, 2013 10:11

[Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya] Tobacco farmers switching to alternatives

Throughout the world, tobacco farmers are beginning to switch to growing food or higher yielding crops, like bamboo. ... The campaign interviewed experts from Bangladesh, Kenya and Brazil during last year's Week of Alternative Liveliho
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Feb 14, 2013 13:57

Build tobacco free Bangladesh: Whip Feroz

Jatiya Sangsad Whip ASM Feroz today urged all concerned to build tobacco free Bangladesh by effectively enforcing 'tobacco control' in the country.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) (bd)
added Jan 29, 2013 16:07
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