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Category: ‘Tobacco free campaign’

Advocacy meeting with Bandarban Municipality to allocate budget for implementation of smoke free guideline

Mayor and other participants in the meetin

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 [...]

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Mobile court operated different public places in Chittagong

Magistrate find a person for violating the tobacco control law

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, [...]

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Progga Tobacco Control Journalist Awards, 2014 on World No Tobacco Day

Winners and guests

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. [...]

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World No Tobacco Day’14 observed: Tobacco tax raise demanded

Inaugural ceremony

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 [...]

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Mobile court fined 15 people for smoking at public places and public transport

Magistrate fined a person at the rail station

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 [...]

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Divisional meeting with media representatives held

Meeting

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. [...]

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All Restaurants of Chittagong district will be smoke free within 31st May- District Commissioner

Workshop

‘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 [...]

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District Commissioner will issue letter for smoke free restaurants in Cox’s Bazar

Signage distribution in the workshop

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 [...]

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CTFK team visited YPSA

Group photo

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 [...]

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Training on “Implementation of Smoke Free Guideline for Local government in Bangladesh” with BI Grantees held in Chittagong

Participants in a group photo

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 [...]

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Discussion meeting on “Budget allocation for Smoke Free Guide Line Implementation” held in Rangamati

meeting

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, [...]

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YPSA join the campaign “Walking for Chittagong”

Rally

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 [...]

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Advocacy meeting on “Budget Allocation for Smoke Free Campaign” held in Cox’s Bazar

Meeting

“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 [...]

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Anti-smoking cycle rally held in Chittagong

Group photo was taken in front of Chittagong Court Building

Dhumpan Mukto Projonmo (Smoke Free Generation) organized a bicycle rally to spread the message “Smoking is prohibited in public places and transports” with the support of YPSA and Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) on 18 March. The cycle rally [...]

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Anti Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) organized a meeting with the support of YPSA

Meeting

Media personnel from different print and electric media of Chittagong division urged to create social movement for banning tobacco advertisement and controlling tobacco farming around the country in a meeting organized by Anti Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) with the support [...]

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Training workshop on implementation of smoke free guideline and tobacco control law held in Comilla

Training Workshop in Comilla

“Local government will allocate budget for implementing smoke free guideline in their annual budget plan” said the chief guest in the certificate ceremony session of the training workshop on “Implementation of Smoke-free Guideline and Tobacco Control Law” organized by YPSA [...]

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YPSA gives memorandum to Minister of Liberation War Affairs and Advisor of MAB

YPSA is giving a memorandum to Minister of Liberation War Affairs and Advisor of MAB

A discussion meeting in association with Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB) was held on 1st March, 2014 in Khagrachari Pouroshova. In the meeting, Alhaj A.K.M Mozammel Haque, Minister of Liberation War Affairs, Bangladesh and Advisor of MAB was participating as chief [...]

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Anti tobacco sticker campaign held on International Mother Language Day

Human Chain

Dhumpan Mukto Projonmo (Smoke Free Generation), a forum comprised with youth volunteers formed by YPSA organized a sticker campaign at a book fair held at Muslim Hall, Chittagong to celebrate International Mother Language day on 21 February 2014.

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Workshop on “Implementation of Smoke-free Guideline and Tobacco Control Act” held

Group photo

“It is possible to make smoke-free area of local government through creating social awareness participating by all walks of people united” speakers said in a two-day workshop on “Implementation of Smoke-free Guideline and Tobacco Control Act” organized by YPSA supported [...]

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Conducting mobile court frequently could reduce tobacco use at public places

Meeting organized by YPSA

“We will start conducting mobile court soon but, only mobile court conducting is not enough to stop smoking in the public places. It needs strong public awareness as well” said Additional District Commissioner of Chittagong Mr. Sanaullah Khan while he [...]

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