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Tobacco control is very important to protect the young generation from the dangers of tobacco. With that, Health Promotion Foundation need to be developed as well as tobacco control for protection of public health. Now time has come to focus on disease prevention, not to cure diseases. Experts and anti tobacco activists expressed their views in a seminar held at Jagannath University on 26 May 2016. The program titled "Tobacco Causes Death" was jointly organized by Prottyasha Anti Drug Club, Tobacco Control Research Cell of Dhaka International University, Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust and Department of English of Jagannath University at JNU auditorium.

Tobacco control policies have to be free from TI interference  Need separate budget at local level for tobacco control

On 18 May 2016, WBB Trust, Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance, Shimantik and The Union jointly organized a seminar held at Sylhet divisional commissioner's office  speakers expressed to ensure sustainable tobacco control, separate budget allocation is required for anti-tobacco programs at City corporations, Municipalities, Union parishad, Upazila and district councils. As well as the implementation of article 5.3 is need to protect tobacco control laws and policies from TI interference. Divisional Commissioner of Sylhet Md. Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Director of Health Dr. Gouro Moni Sinha, Additional DC Md. Motiur Rahman, Additional DM Syed Md. Aminur Rahman, Additional Police Super (South Sylhet) Nurul Islam, Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, and Technical Advisor of The Union Syed Mahbubul Alam were present in the seminar. WBB Trust's Director Gaouse Pearee was presided over the seminar.

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