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Amend Law to Tackle Tobacco-related Deaths: Speakers at PROGGA’s Virtual Meeting

Amend Law to Tackle Tobacco-related Deaths: Speakers at PROGGA’s Virtual Meeting

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Tobacco-induced illness claims on average 442 lives each day in Bangladesh. The longer it takes for Bangladesh to amend its tobacco control law, the higher the death toll may rise. Doctors, writers, journalists, and anti-tobacco activists have suggested the speedy finalization of the tobacco control law. Speakers said this today (23 July 2023) at 11 AM during a virtual meeting organized by PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) with support from Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids (CTFK). It was informed during the virtual meeting that it is impossible to safeguard non-smokers while allowing designated smoking areas (DSAs) for smokers. So, the legal provision for DSAs must be eliminated. A total of 67 countries, including Nepal, Thailand, Türkiye, and the Unit...