YPSA, Civil surgeon Office Chittagong and BATA members of Chittagong district as Barnali, Nirmal Foundation, Upokul and ELMA jointly organized discussion meeting and rally at the conference hall of Civil Surgeon Office, Chittagong on 9th October, 2013 to mark the” National Tobacco Control Day 2013” .
The theme of the day was “Know and obey the Tobacco control law”. Dr. Sarfaraj Khan, Civil Surgeon of Chittagong was present as chief guest while Mr. Gius Uddin, Councilor of Chittagong City Corporation was present as special guest. The chief guest said “People should know and obey the Tobacco Control Law for protecting themselves from the harms of tobacco use”. Dr. Sayed Didarul Munir Rubel, Executive Director of Nirmal Foundation and Mr. Sala Uddin Kabir were also present in the program. Ms. Nasim Banu Shaymali, Team leader, Smoke free project, YPSA presented the keynote on “’Smoking and Tobacco Products Use (control) (amendment) Bill-2013 and significance of National Tobacco Control Day’13”.
After the discussion meeting, the rally has started from Civil Surgeon Office. Dr. Sarfaraj Khan, Civil Surgeon has inaugurated and participated in the rally. Different NGOs representative, Government officials, Smoke free Coalition members, religious leaders, students, journalists, market authorities, transport authorities and doctors participated in the program.