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Aanti-tobacco activists demand transparency of discussion with Tobacco Company
Anti-tobacco activists urged for ensuring accountability and transparency of all discussion with tobacco companies and imposing higher tax on all tobacco products. On 23 April 2018, Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA) and Anti-Tobacco Women Alliance (TABINAJ) jointly conducted a sit-in place program in front of National Board of Revenue (NBR). Representatives from various anti-tobacco organizations were present in the program. 

​Earlier, anti-tobacco organizations came to know that NBR is going to organize a meeting with Bangladesh Cigarette Manufacturers Association on 23rd April 2018. As per FCTC article 5.3, any discussion with tobacco company have to be transparent. Demanding to follow the obligation, BATA and TABINAJ organized a sit-in place program to seek attention the authority.