Chittagong City Corporation will issue a letter to all Government organizations for ensuring tobacco free environment. Md. Shamsuddoha, Chief executive of City Corporation declared this in a planning workshop on Tobacco free City on 22nd August 2019 at Conference hall of Chattogram City Corporation. YPSA and Chattogram City Corporation jointly organized the workshop with the support of Campaign for Tobacco free Kids. Mr. Md. Shamsuddoha, Chief Executive Officer was present as Chief Guest.
Addressing the workshop Md. Shamsuddoha also said that, City Corporation will take measure to stop all floating tobacco vendors, tobacco selling around 100 meter radius of different educational institutions. He also mentioned that corporation will take awareness activities at educational institutions for keeping the students tobacco free. It was also decided that a working committee will be formed and Ms. Afiya Akter, Executive Magistrate and Focal person of Tobacco control program of Chattogram City Corporation will be the convener of the committee.
Ms. Nasim Banu, Deputy Director of YPSA facilitated the workshop. Chief Engineer of Chittagong City corporation Lt. Cornel Mohiuddin khan, Chief Law officer Mr. Jasim Uddin, Executive magistrate Ms. Afiya Akhter, Joint District Judge Ms. JahanaraFerdous, Town Planner Mr. A K M Rezaul Karim, Civil Surgeon Dr. Azizur Rahman Siddiqe, Grants Manager of Campaign for tobacco free kids Mr. Abdus Salam Miah, Counsilor Ms. Abida Azad, Counsilor Ms. Farzana Parvin, Counsilor Mr. Gias Uddin, President of Association of Residential Hotel in Chittagong Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman, Member of Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance Mr. Latifa Ansari Runa, Mr. Shahriar Hasan, Mr. Kamrul Huda addressed the workshop among other participants.