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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

[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 (in)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:49

[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. (bd)
added Feb 3, 2016 01:21

[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] 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. (bd)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15

[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] 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
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