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Initiative will be taken to ensure every Bar Council smoke free

Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council Advocate Abdul Baset Mozumder said initiative will be taken to ensure every Bar council of the country Smoke free immediately. He also said, tobacco uses is one of the leading cause of premature death. No biased behavior or advantages would be given to tobacco industries at any cost for producing and these harmful products. In meeting titled “Necessity of implementation of article 5.3 for tobacco control” jointly organized by Bangladesh Bar Council and Work for Better Bangladesh Trust, he expressed this.The meeting presided by Advocate Z I Khan, Chairman, Human Rights Committee, Bangladesh Bar Council and speeches given by Advocate Abdul Baset Mozumder, Vice-Chairman, Bangladesh Bar Council; Advocate Yousuf Hossain Humayun, President, Supreme Court Bar Association; Advocate Abdul Motin Khasru-MP, former Law Minister; Advocate S M Rezaul Karim, Chairman, Finance Committee and member of Bangladesh Bar Council. The program was moderated by Syeda Anonna Rahman, Program Manager, WBB Trust.

Urged to strengthen prevention system for tobacco control and health protection

Insufficient physical activity, unhealthy diet, tobacco uses are the main causes of these NCDs. About 6.4 million people become poor for bearing NCD treatment cost. So we need to concentrate on preventive measures than treatment. A delegation of Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance (BATA) met with the International Affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh Dr. Gowher Rizvi at Prime minister’s office on 24 July, 2016. They urged to the advisor to take an effective initiative for improving prevention system as the treatment costs is becoming a burden in our economy, health and environment.

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