Giving priority to build a preventive health system, health development surcharge needs to spend for Tobacco and NCDs control. Although many initiatives has taken by the government including the imposition of surcharge, but due to the economic crisis it is not possible to adopt long-term planning and implementation of tobacco control programs. Speakers expressed this in discussion meeting held at Public Health Foundation (PHF) meeting room jointly organized by Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust and Public Health Foundation 04 December 2016.Read more ..
Cunning tobacco companies are taking various deceptive tactics to obstruct the development of activities related to public health and tobacco control adopted by the government. Tobacco companies have encouraged corruption in different countries. Also in Bangladesh, British American Tobacco (BAT) Company has adopted corrupt measures. Such mischievous moves need to be strictly prevented. According to article 5.3 of international agreement on tobacco control ‘Framework convention on Tobacco control (FCTC)’, policy (Code of Conduct) needs to be taken in all government institutions. On 30 November 2016, experts opined this in a view exchange meeting held at Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust meeting room.Read more ..