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BRTC buses declared smoke free: initiative taken to protect more than 20 million passengers

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has declared all their transport smoke-free. Generally about 20 million people traveled in the BRTC bus yearly. So through this initiative huge number of passenger will be benefited. BRTC Chairman Mizanur Rahman stated this in the inauguration ceremony of smoke free transport jointly organized by BRTC and WBB Trust on 02 may 2016 at BRTC office.

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FCTC article 5.3 implementation and local level financing is required for tobacco control

To protect tobacco control laws and policies, funding for anti-tobacco programs at the local level is required as well as the implementation of article 5.3 of international tobacco control treaty FCTC. City corporations, municipalities, Union Parishad, Upazila and district councils separate budget allocation is need to finance at the local level.  In a seminar held at CSS Ava Center Khulna on 27 April 2016 speakers gave this opinion. Representatives of Khulna district committed to support and take necessary steps for tobacco control in their jurisdiction area.The program was jointly organized by WBB Trust, Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance, Siam and The Union.

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