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Tobacco products will be included as a mandatory product of BSTI: BSTI DG said at sharing meeting

There are 154 products under BSTI list, of which products quality are examine and give approval. Since tobacco is not our compulsory product, we do not examine the quality of these products. We can made tobacco products as compulsory. Besides, after analysis steps will also be taken to put the production and expiry date on tobacco products. On 18 June 2017, Director General of BSTI Md. Saiful Hasib expressed this while meeting with a delegation team of Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA) at his office.

Government strategic plan is necessary for tobacco control Demand raised in Conference on WHO EMPOWER policy implementation

In Bangladesh, 59% of total deaths causes from non-communicable diseases. Smoking and tobacco consumption are responsible for about 40% NCDs. about 100,000 people die due to tobacco related causes. So, highest emphasis should give on tobacco control. Public health experts from the country urged the above opinion in a daylong ‘Conference on WHO MPOWER policy implementation’ held at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh on 16 May 2017.

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