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Divisional workshop on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law” held in Cox’s Bazar

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A divisional Workshop on “Implementation on Tobacco control Law” held on November 27, 2014 in Hotel Ocean Paradise in Cox’s Bazar. The workshop was organized by Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Office with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Bloomberg Philanthropies and YPSA. Mr. Md. Ruhul Amin, Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar district presided over the workshop while Mr. Alef Uddin, Additional Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong division was present as chief guest.

Additional District Magistrates, Magistrates from DC Office, District health officer/Residential medical Officer from district Civil surgeon Office of 11 districts and Secretary of 9 municipality of Chittagong division participated in the workshop. Mr. Alauddin Majumder, Director-health, Mr. Shankar Ranjon Saha, Director-Local Government, Mr. Rashid Haider, Secretary of Chittagong City Corporation and Mr Amin Ul Ahsan, Coordinator of NTCC were also presented as special guests.

The workshop was moderated by Mr. Shariful Alam, Consultant of CTFK and Deputy Secretary. Different sessions were conducted by Mr. Taifur Rahman, Country Director, Bangladesh Program, CTFK, Mr. Shariful Alam, Consultant of CTFK and Deputy Secretary and Mr. Amin Ul Ahsan, Coordinator of NTCC. At the end of the workshop different strategies to implement the TC law has been found out through a group work. Besides that all the guests have provided some directions to all the participants for implementing the Tobacco Control law effectively. Ms. Nasim Banu, Team Leader of Smoke Free Project, Mr. Mohammad Ali, Program Officer of Smoke Free Project and Mr. Md. Harun, Assistant Program Officer of Smoke Free Project have participated from YPSA.

Meeting organized by YPSA

After the workshop a press briefing also arranged which was jointly organized by Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Office and Anti Tobacco Media Alliance where Mr. Alef Uddin, Additional Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong division briefed about the workshop and next steps for implementing the TC law in Chittagong division. Mr. Shankar Ranjon Saha, Director-Local Government, Mr. Taifur Rahman, Country Director, Bangladesh Program, CTFK, Mr. Shariful Alam, Consultant of CTFK and Deputy Secretary and Mr. Ruhul Amin Rushd, News Editor of Bangla Vision were presented in the press briefing.