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BSOA Wants to Ban the Display of Tobacco Products at POSs and Single Stick Sales

BSOA Wants to Ban the Display of Tobacco Products at POSs and Single Stick Sales

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Despite the current ‘Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005’ prohibiting the advertisement and promotion of tobacco products, there is no specific prohibition on the display of tobacco products in point of sales (POS). By misusing this loophole of the act, the tobacco companies are promoting and expanding tobacco products through product displays in the sales centers. That is why the leaders of the Bangladesh Supermarket Owners’ Association (BSOA) demand amendment of the existing tobacco control (TC) law.  They made the demand at a joint exchange meeting of the Dhaka Ahsania Mission with the leaders of the association on October 27, 2021, at Mohakhali, Dhaka. Md. Zakir Hossain, General Secretary of BOSA chaired the meeting where Md. Niaz Rahim, Executive Member and C...