Since 2011 BATA observed its foundation day 9 October as ‘National No Tobacco Day’. This year the theme of the day was “Adopt National Tobacco Control Program with the money earned from surcharge”. Every year BATA honored a person or organization who has significant contribution in tobacco control as well as overall public health development. This year, National Professor Brigadier (Rtd.) Abdul Malik, Founder and President of National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh have been honored with anti-tobacco award 2017.Read more ..
On 12 September, 2017 Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust organized a seminar titled on “Challenges of sustainable tobacco control in Bangladesh and necessary actions” at Nationap Press Club. In Bangladesh, about 43.3% adults use tobacco. Major efforts should be taken to keep this huge population free from the terrible effects of tobacco. Speakers expressed this in the seminar.Read more ..