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Stringent law shortly to check tobacco use

A check for the legislative addition of the Tobacco Control Act 2005 would be placed in the subsequent parliamentary session, Chief Whip Vice-Principal Abdus Shahid pronounced yesterday.

Considering which there have been the small stipulations in the law, the amendments will be brought in so which it can work some-more strongly to carry out tobacco use, he said.

The Jatiya Sangsad goes in to subsequent event upon Oct 20.

The arch whip was addressing the contention upon “Death of 50 lakh people due to tobacco as great as smoking, as great as doing of FCTC” orderly by Manas, an anti-drug organisation, during Jatiya Press Club in the city.

Around 57,000 people die each year in Bangladesh from diseases caused by smoking as great as tobacco, according to understand presented during the programme, whilst an additional 3.82 lakh humour from blocking given of tobacco use.

Quoting the International Tobacco Control (ITC) 2010 survey, Manas owner boss Dr Arupratan Choudhury pronounced the small twelve lakh Bangladeshis have been now pang from 8 opposite diseases associated to tobacco use.

He pronounced two-thirds of the world’s smokers live in 10 countries, as great as Bangladesh is the single of them.

Presenting the keynote paper, Dr Choudhury demanded the existent tobacco action enlarge the clarification of tobacco products together with jorda, gul, as great as smoke-free tobacco products as great as repair the volume of excellent during Tk 500 instead of Tk 50.

His alternative recommendations embody receiving in outcome measures to anathema announcement of tobacco as great as smoking products similar to cigarette, bidi, jordda, etc, inserting impressive notice upon cigarette packets, commanding limitation upon shopping as great as offered of tobacco as great as smoking by teenagers, as great as troublesome the civilised universe of tobacco.

If the recommendations have been implemented, Tk 26,000 crore will be saved annually by the diminution of around 2,500 crore sticks of cigarette as great as bidi, he said.

Manas cabinet member ubiquitous Ilias Kanchan requested the supervision to levy anathema upon tobacco civilised universe in the nation gradually.

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