“Long term and short term steps should be taken to reduce tobacco consumption at public places. Conducting mobile court will be increased and mass awareness should be created as well. According to new law, Tk 300 can be fined for [...]Continue reading..
Smoke Free Coalition and Smoke free Generation formed a human chain demanding implementation of tobacco control law and passing the rules under its law. The program was held in front of Chittagong Press Club with the support of YPSA and [...]Continue reading..
As the first initiative in Bangladesh, a divisional Consultation on “Implementation on Tobacco control Law in Chittagong Division” held on 24th September 2014 in the auditorium hall of Chittagong Circuit House. The consultation was organized by Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Office, Jointly [...]Continue reading..
YPSA organized a meeting with Chandpur Municipality on “Tobacco Control Law and Implementation of Smoke-free Guideline” on 04 September 2014 at the conference room of Chandpur Municipality with the support of CTFK. Md. Nasir Uddin Ahmd, Mayor of Chandpur Municipality [...]Continue reading..
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 [...]Continue reading..
Tobacco control activist demanded to pass the Rules under tobacco control law which is due for more than a year. Activist also claimed this expected Rule is delayed due to tobacco companies interference to policy level. Bangladesh Tamak Birodhi Jote [...]Continue reading..
A “Conference on Tobacco Control in Bangladesh” held on 12th August 2014 at Hall A and Hall B, National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Mirpur, Dhaka. The Conference was organized by National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh in collaboration with United [...]Continue reading..
YPSA has organized an advocacy meeting with Bandarban Municipality for motivating them to allocate budget for implementation of Smoke Free Guideline in their annual budget for the fiscal year of 2014-2015. The meeting was held on 11 June 2014 at [...]Continue reading..
On 31 May, a mobile court visited different public places of Chittagong city on World No Tobacco Day as enforcement of tobacco control law. At first the mobile court visited five super malls in Chittagong city including Wall Mart, Khulshi Mart, [...]Continue reading..
With the theme – Raise Taxes on Tobacco, PROGGA has observed the (WNTD) 2014 and simultaneously has awarded Tobacco Control Journalism Award – 2014 in association with the ATMA. The ceremony was held at Hotel Ruposhi Bangla on May 29, 2014. [...]Continue reading..
YPSA observed World No Tobacco Day’14 on 31 May in 11 districts of Chittagong Division jointly with District Civil Surgeon Offices demanding increases in taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in the national budget for fiscal 2014-2015. The aim of the [...]Continue reading..
A mobile court was conducted in different places in Chittagong city and fined 15 people for smoking at public places and public transport as well as 370 packets cigarette were seized from different shops and destroyed which were not either [...]Continue reading..
Divisional meeting with the members of Anti Tobacco Alliance (ATMA) and journalists from different print and electronic media was arranged by YPSA with the support of Campaign for Tobacco free Kids on 25 May 2014 at the Mandarin restaurant, Chittagong. [...]Continue reading..
‘All Restaurants of Chittagong district will be 100% smoke free within 31st May 2014’ said Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Chittagong Md. Mesbah Uddin while he was present as chief guest in a workshop titled “Workshop on implementation of smoke free guideline” held [...]Continue reading..
Bangladesh Restaurant Owners Association (BROA), Dhaka Ahsania Mission and YPSA jointly arranged “Workshop on implementation of smoke free guideline at restaurants in Cox’s Bazar on 19 May 2014. District Commissioner (DC) of Cox’sBazar District said that a letter would be [...]Continue reading..
Ms. Anuradha Khanal, Program Officer, Ms. Nelly Ahmed, Financial Compliance officer, Taifur Rahman, Media and Advocacy Coordinator and Ms. Eva Naznin from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) visited YPSA on 28th April 2014. A daylong meeting was held where CTFK [...]Continue reading..
YPSA has organized a two-days Training on “Implementation of Smoke Free Guideline for Local government in Bangladesh” during 6-7 April 2014 at YPSA-HRDC, Chittagong with the support of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK). The aim of the training was to [...]Continue reading..
YPSA organized a discussion meeting on “Budget allocation for Smoke Free Guide Line Implementation” on 10 April 2014 at Rangamati Pouroshova Hall Room. Mr Saiful Islam Butto Mayor of Rangamati Pouroshova was present as chief guest while Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, [...]Continue reading..
Several hundred residents of Chittagong city walked major thoroughfares, campaigning for building a habitable port city on the way. The walkers started off from Bahaddarhat Flyover around 8:00am and reached DC Hill after the nearly three-hour march they called “Walking [...]Continue reading..
“Cox’s Bazar Pouroshova will allocate a budget for doing smoke free activities to implement the smoke free guideline in line with tobacco control law” said Mr. Sarwar Kamal, Mayor, Cox’s bazar pouroshova Cox’s Bazar in a meeting held on 24th [...]Continue reading..