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Pass the Draft Amendment of Tobacco Control Law at the Earliest: ATMA Demands

Pass the Draft Amendment of Tobacco Control Law at the Earliest: ATMA Demands

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Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) raised the demand for a quick passage of the draft amendment of the tobacco control law. The organization made such demand today (21 June 2023, Wednesday) during a meeting held at the BMA Bhaban of the capital. It was informed during the event that tobacco companies have become desperate to eliminate the proposed ban on e-cigarettes and vape products included in the draft amendment of the tobacco control law. To cloud the judgment of the policymakers, these companies have even started spreading fabricated information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international anti-tobacco organizations. Notably, WHO has identified e-cigarettes and vape products as ‘a serious threat to health’, and a number of 32 countries, including India, Sri Lank...