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Tobacco Advertisement and Promotion during COVID-19

COVID-19 has a direct relation with tobacco consumption as smokers have 14 times higher risk of getting infected by corona virus. Unfortunately, the production, advertisement and sale of tobacco have not stopped even in such a tough time. Tobacco industries are exploiting some decade old laws and policies to continue their works.

A google form was developed to conduct a quick survey to conduct the research. Respondents were both non-smokers and smokers/tobacco consumers and samples were randomly selected. The survey was conducted in 21 zilas and 29 upazilas of 08 divisions in Bangladesh during June-August 2020. Read or Download the summury report.