Orientation workshop on “Smoke Free Policy” held in Chittagong on 7th January 2010 with the support from CFTFK and BI. Councilors of Chittagong City Corporation and Coalition members including journalist, teachers, Government officials, Market Authority, Doctors, Lawyers, NGOs and Youth Club have participated in the workshop.
The main objective of the workshop was to orient local councils and stakeholders on the process of formulating of institutional smoke free policies and enforcement strategies. The importance in establishing a Smoke-Free Policy to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke at Workplace and Public Places, Suggested Steps in Developing Smoke Free Policy, Key Elements of Smoke Free Policies, The Principles of Policy Making and Fundamentals of Smoke Free Policies have been discussed in the workshop. Ms. Nasim Banu. Team leader has delivered the above informations through a Power Point Presentation. A small working group has been formed for drafting the Smoke Free policy.