YPSA and Cox’s Bazar municipality jointly arranged a meeting on “Tobacco Free Cox’s Bazar” with newly elected Mayor and Councilors of Cox’s Bazar municipality on 18th October 2018 at the Conference room of Cox’s Bazar Municipality with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Mr. Mujibur Rahman, Mayor of Cox’s Bazar municipality was present as chief guest in the meeting.
Mayor declared that he will take initiative to make the Tobacco free Cox’s Bazar City from now on. He said that developing a clean and healthy city is one of his election manifestos, so he will work on it.
The municipality will inform people announcing through miking not to smoke at public places and take some awareness raising activities. He added.
He also declared that he will quit smoking as it is very harmful for health.
Mr. Md. Shariful Alam, Chief Consultant of CTFK, Dr. Mahafuzur Rahman Bhuiyan, Grant Manager of CTFK, Mr. Sharf Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer of Savar Municipality delivered their speeches as special guest and they highlighted on the importance & possible actions of Tobacco-free city and its impact. YPSA honored the new Mayor giving him a crest for continuing the initiative of Tobacco free Cox’s Bazar city in future.
YPSA shared the concept of Tobacco free Cox’s Bazar City, its progress and some recommendations for establishing tobacco-free city. Ms. Shamim Akter, Focal point officer, Tobacco control program of Cox’s Bazar Municipality delivered the welcome speech. Councilors and officials of Cox’s bazaar municipality were present in the meeting.