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YPSA, an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2013

Divisional meeting titled “Protect women form tobacco hazards” held

Meeting

Smoking and use of smokeless tobacco products such as jorda (tobacco leaf), gul (grains of tobacco) and other form of tobacco chewing which are mostly consumed by women in Bangladesh, increasing risk of Cancer and other health hazards day by day. Speaker said in a divisional meeting titled “Protect women form tobacco hazards” jointly organized by YPSA and TABINAJ (Anti-tobacco Alliance of Women) at the BURO Bangladesh Conference Hall on 25 August with the support of CTFK. Dr. Muhammad Aluddin Mazumdar, Director (Health), Chittagong Division was present as chief guest while Md. Arifur Rahman, chief executive of YPSA presided over the meeting. Dr. Sharaf Raj Khan, civil surgeon of Chittagong, Ms. Shima Das Shimu, Director of UBINIG and Ms. Farida Akter, Executive Director of UBINIG and convener of TABINAJ were also present in the meeting.