FCTC Article 5.3 is one of the safeguard and tool of tobacco control. To implement this important article need to work strongly. National tobacco control cell can play an important role in taking initiatives for official implementation. Speakers from different network organization expressed their opinion in a view exchange meeting. On 21 June 2016 ACLAB, AID Foundation, Manobik, Nirapod Development Foundation, Prottasha Anti Drug Club, Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance and WBB trust jointly organized a meeting titled "Implementation of FCTC article 5.3 is required to prevent negative effects of Tobacco Company" at WBB Trust conference room at Rayerbazar.
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Avoiding the instructions of the law tobacco companies provided pictorial warning on the lower portion. Though it is clearly mentioned in the TC law that pictorial warning have to be given in lower portion covering 50% of the packet area and this warning have to changed in every third month. So anti tobacco organizations raise voice to implement the instructions from next 19 June with the new warning. In a human chain and demonstration program in front of National Press Club on 15 June 2016 anti tobacco activists urged this. The program was jointly organized by Tobacco Control Research Cell, Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust and Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance.Read more ..