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Sharing program of Research book titled “Advertising of unhealthy food and its adverse effects on public health”

Due to the influence of aggressive campaign, children's are heading towards harmful sugary drinks and unhealthy foods like chips, which is making the next generation sick. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension rates are increasing as a deadly epidemic as the result of the harmful fast food, junk food and sugary drinks (soft drinks, energy drinks and beverages) consumption. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease and cancer is seen also among the children. False and misleading advertisement should be banned to bring away young generation as well as children from unhealthy foods. On 24 October 2016, prominent public health specialists expressed the above opinion in a meeting held at VIP lounge of National Press Club. The program organized by Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust on the event of a research book publish titled “Advertising of unhealthy food and its adverse effects on public health” that is presided by Saifuddin Ahmed, Executive Director of WBB Trust.

'National No Tobacco Day' observed  Mozzaffar Hossain Poltu is honored with Anti Tobacco Award 2016
There is a fundamental conflict and moral disintegration between government, government officers and tobacco companies. Tobacco companies’ interest is to make profit by leading the young people in death causing tobacco intoxication. On the other side; governments interest is to ensure and development of public health. Because of this conflict, all kinds of activities of the tobacco company will have to resist and eliminate. According to the article 5.3 of international treaty Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC), no government officials and employees will not be able to take part in activities of tobacco company.  This opinion given in a program organized to observe National No Tobacco Day on 09 October 2016. The program held at Nobab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building of Dhaka University organized by Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance (BATA). BATA Coordinator Saifuddin Ahmed presided over the meeting and speeches given by Vital Strategies Bangladesh Adviser Md. Shafiqul Islam. In the program, prominent social worker, politician, and president of National Anti Tuberculosis Association of Bangladesh (NATAB)Mozaffar Hossain Poltu has been honored with anti-tobacco award 2016. Secretary General of Prottasha Anti-Drug’s Cub Helal Ahmed gave welcome speech and Adviser of Manobik Rafiqul Islam Milon read out a short biography of honored eminent personality Mozaffar Hossain Poltu.
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