Govt. has imposed 1% surcharge on tobacco products which is positive. But it very unfortunate that it is not yet finalized within two and half years how the money will be spent. Surcharge money needs to be spent for NCD prevention including tobacco control. A draft policy has been formulated for this. This policy needs to be passed quickly with giving priority to prevention system including improving public health. Speakers expressed the above opinion in a seminar titled "NCD Prevention, Tobacco Control and Health Protection" jointly organized by Doctors for Health and Environment and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust on 28 June 2016.Read more ..
FCTC Article 5.3 is one of the safeguard and tool of tobacco control. To implement this important article need to work strongly. National tobacco control cell can play an important role in taking initiatives for official implementation. Speakers from different network organization expressed their opinion in a view exchange meeting. On 21 June 2016 ACLAB, AID Foundation, Manobik, Nirapod Development Foundation, Prottasha Anti Drug Club, Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance and WBB trust jointly organized a meeting titled "Implementation of FCTC article 5.3 is required to prevent negative effects of Tobacco Company" at WBB Trust conference room at Rayerbazar.
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