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Amended Tobacco Control law to be presented at parliament soon: Health Minister

Amended Tobacco Control law to be presented at parliament soon: Health Minister

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The existing Tobacco Control Act will be amended and presented in Parliament very soon with the aim of building a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040, said Health Minister Zahid Malek. He said this at a national seminar, styled "Tobacco Control Law Amendment for Making Tobacco-Free Bangladesh by 2040", organiged by the Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing (BPFHW) at the National Parliament on Monday afternoon. He also asked for a ban on e-cigarettes and a licensing system for the sale of tobacco products. At the seminar, seven proposals were made by the Parliamentary Forum to make Bangladesh tobacco-free. These include the abolition of all designated smoking areas including public places and public transports; banning the display of tobacco products at the point...