YPSA has organized a lobbying meeting with Brahmanbaria Pourosova on “Budget allocation for implementing tobacco control initiatives” on 28th May 2015 in Brahmanbaria Pourashava with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Mr. Md. Helal Uddin, Mayor of Brahmanbaria Pourashava was presided over the meeting. Councilors, businessman, journalists and smoke free coalition have participated in the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, YPSA has shared the tobacco control law, smoke free guideline and importance to allocate budget for implementing tobacco control program and smoke free guideline by local government.
YPSA also requested to allocate more budgets in the upcoming annual budget for the fiscal year of 2015-2016 of Brahmanbaria Pouroshova for implementing smoke free guide line and tobacco control initiatives.
Mr. Helal Uddin, Mayor of Brahmanbaria pourashava gave his commitment that he would continue the tobacco control initiatives and allocate budget for smoke free guideline in their upcoming budget.