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Roundtable on “Tobacco Control in Bangladesh: Chittagong Experiences” held

Round table discussion on “Tobacco Control in Bangladesh: Chittagong Experiences” held on 23rd September 2012, at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka, which was arranged by YPSA and United Forum Against Tobacco (UFAT) and supported by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK). The meeting was presided over Brig. (Rtd.) Abdul Malik, National Professor, Secretary General, National Heart Foundation (NHF) . The mayor of Brammanbaria Mr. Md. Helali and mayor of Noakhali Mr. Harunurrashid were presented in the meeting as special guests.

The meeting were also addressed by the Mr. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury , Councilor of Ctg. City Corp., and Chairman of Chittagong Jilla Human Right Commission, Ms. Shaheda Kashem Shathi, Councilor, Ctg. City Corp. The meeting was moderated by Mr. Taifur Rahman, Advocacy and Media Coordinator, CTFK and the welcome speech was spoken by Dr. Sohel Reja Chowdhury, Associate Professor, National Heart Foundation (NHF). An overview of the smoke free situation of Chittagong division and the smoke free campaign experiences of YPSA was delivered by the Program Coordinator of YPSA. The meeting were participated by different representatives from BI grantees, NGOs, media, associations etc.