AID Tobacco Control Project


Narail Govt. Victoria College, Declared Smoke Free.

Narail Govt. Victoria College is declared smoke free by the Principal on 22nd June, 2014. Students of SUBASH, anti tobacco students’ association of AID, then hold a colorful rally from the college premises to celebrate the decision. Principal, VP and other teachers joined them. The rally visited main roads of Narail and finally returned in front of the Multi-purpose hall of the college. There they hold a discussion meeting where the speakers highly spoke on negative consequences of tobacco consumptions. The Principal mentioned that
anti tobacco condition to be introduced in the receipt book for class
XI admission. The meeting came to an end with pasting anti – smoke
sign by the Principal and declaring the campus smoke free.

NGO Co-ordination Meeting Held in Magura.

AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT arranged the NGO Co-ordination Meeting with its all Magura based partner NGOs on 17th June, 2014. It was held at the premises of RDC (Rural Development Center), Magura. Participants shared their views on how successfully the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), 2014 had been observed. They also spoke on observing the forth coming National No Tobacco Day on 9th October, 2014. The result of Mobile Court Operations frequently operated in different public places and transports was also a vital point to talk. Ms. Laila Kaniz Bano, Executive Director, RDC chaired the meeting where Advocate Tonmoy Kundu, APC, AID, represented the PROTECT project.

Sensitizing Workshop AT Daulatpur Upazilla, Kushtia.

Disseminating T.C law in public, a Sensitizing Workshop with the
authorities of public places and transports, held in Daulatpur
Upazilla, Kushtia on 17th June, 2014. It was held at the office of
Daulatpur Bazar Committee. To sensitize people on tobacco consumption, all the public places and transports to be declared smoke free by the authorities in their own initiative, was the major decision. AID Tobacco Control Project -PROTECT and its partner NGO, PROGOTI SANGSTHA
jointly arranged the workshop.

Advocacy Meeting with Health Professional at Jessore Sadar.

An advocacy meeting held at the Civil Surgeon conference hall with the
health professionals in Jessore Sadar on 16th June, 2014. The meeting
was chaired by Dr. Atiqur Rahman Khan, Civil Sergeon, Jessore. It was
decided in the meeting to use no smoking sign and warning text in
prescription along with individual patient motivation against smoking
and tobacco consumption. Since the doctors are highly respected and
influential group in the society, they can easily make people
motivated against tobacco consumption. So, they also decided to bring
the issue frequently in their various publications and public
meetings. It should be ventilated among the local health workers to
convey the meeting decisions in their own practice places. AID Tobacco
Control Project -PROTECT arranged the advocacy meeting.


Sensitizing Workshop AT Sharsha Upazilla, Jessore.

Disseminating T.C law in public, a sensitizing workshop with the local
authorities of public places and transports, held in Sharsha Upazilla, Jessore on 17th June, 2014. It was held at the conference hall of the UNO office. A.T.M. Sariful Alam, UNO was the chief guest. To sensitize people on tobacco consumption, all the public places and transports to
be declared smoke free by authorities of their own initiative, was the major decision. Besides, operation of Mobile Court, Poster and Sticker campaign will be regularized very shortly. AID Tobacco Control Project
-PROTECT and its partner NGO, NISHANA jointly arranged the workshop.

Upazilla Task force Meeting at Mujibnagar.

Upazilla Task-force meeting held at Mujib Nagar upazilla on 10th June, 2014. The UNO and Chairman of the Task force committee, Mr. Arun Kanti
called the meeting in his office at 11.00 a.m. Concerned members
attended the meeting. Major decision was taken to declare the upazilla public places and transports smoke free and continue routine Mobile
Court operations.

Mobile Court Operation in Jhenidah Sadar and Mirpur upazilla.

To disseminate T.C. law among general mass, a couple of Mobile Court
operations took place separately in Jhenidah Sadar and Mirpur
upazilla, Kushtia on 10th June, 2014. The courts were operated by the
executive magistrate Md. Azad Jahan and Md. Mamun – al – Faruk
respectively in Mirpur and Jhenidah. For public smoking 3 people were
acquiesced and fined BDT 900.00 in Mirpur and BDT 700.00 for 5 people
in Jhenidah Sadar. Smoking advertisement items were removed from
different sell points and destroyed in both operations.

Sensitizing Workshop at Lohagara Upazila, Narail and Half Yearly Coordination Meeting at Rupsha & Terokhada Union, Khulna.

A Sensitizing Workshop with the authorities of public places and transports held at Lohagara Upazilla in Narail District on 9th June, 2014. The meeting was arranged at the premises of Gonomukti Songstha, a partner NGO of AID. The workshop was Chaired by  Sarkar Abdul High, Executive Director, Gonomukti Songstha where Advocate Newas Ahmed Gafur, Mayor of Lohagara Municipality, was the chief guest. The major decision of the workshop was to declare public places and transports smoke free at own initiatives of the respective authorities. Md. Habibullah, Program Officer, AID facilitated the meeting.

On the same day a Half-yearly coordination meeting with the Union Chairmen, held at Rupsha & Terokhada union, Khulna. The focus point of both meetings was to inform UP Chairmen about T.C. law so that it could be disseminated among general people and to make them sensitized to keep the PP and PT smoke free under their jurisdiction.

Half Yearly Coordination Meeting in Jibonnagar Upazilla & Mobile Court Operation in Magura Sadar.

Half yearly coordination meeting held with Union Chairmen, in Jibonnagar on 5th June, 2014. The meeting was chaired by Ariful Islam, Executive Director, USHA, partner NGO of AID. The major decisions were taken to declare public places and transports of the Unions as smoke free and priority would be given to non smoker aged people for getting elderly allowances in order to effective implementation of T.C. law.

On the same day, a Mobile Court was conducted in Magura sadar at 4:00 P.M. The court visited number of places and point of sales i.e. Vayna Mor, Dhaka Road, Puran Bazar etc and fined BTD 2,400.00 (BDT 400.00 each) from 06 shop keepers for displaying tobacco advertising items. Besides, few persons were verbally warned for public smoking. The Mobile Court was operated by Md. Nasim Ahmed, the Executive Magistrate, Magura.

World No Tobacco Day 2014, observed in Jhedihah

RAISE TAX ON TOBACCO, DECREASE DEATH AND DISEASE – keeping the theme ahead, ATMA (Anti Tobacco Media Alliance) in association with AID, Khulna regional secretariat organization, observed the World No Tobacco Day, 2014 at Sweet More, Jhenidah District. Human Chain, Discussion Meeting and Short Play were the most attractive parts of the program. The human chain was displayed with colorful banners and festoons. Later there hold a discussion meeting. Participants were – Chairman, Jhenidah Press Club ; District Representative of the Daily Kaler Kantha ; M. Saiful Mabud, Reporter, The Daily Janakantha ; M. Raihan,  Reporter, Ekushe Television ; Azad Rahman, Reporter, the Daily Prothom Alo ; Abdul Jalil, Reporter, the Daily Nabocitro; Ahmed Nasim Ansari, Reporter, Independent and Jamuna TV channel;, Faysal Ahmed, Reporter, SA TV; Abdul Hai, Reporter, Vorer Dak; Asif Iqbal Makhon, Reporter,Bangla Vision; Shohag Ali, Reporter, Asian TV; Sazzad Ahmed, Reporter, the Daily Amader Orthoniti; Masud Ahmed Sanju, ecologist and advocate Tonmoy Kundu. Speakers highlighted on various deadly consequence of using tobacco and how tobacco use badly affects the affected person himself with family and environment. Advocate Tonmoy Kundu, AID, specially discussed on last amendment of TC law of Bangladesh Government in public. Speakers also emphasized on keeping a high range of taxation on tobacco in Annual Budget 2014/15. For a better future they invited general mass to give up smoking and all other tobacco use habits. Moreover, they focused on various negative consequences on ecology by tobacco plantation. Thereby, they advised not to continue tobacco cultivation. They said that in this regard, government could play a vital role along with mass awareness. The aim of the entire program was to concern people about anti-tobacco movement. Program came to an end with a display of a short play.
World No Tobacco Day, 2014, observed by SUBAS

Subas, an anti-tobacco volunteer students’ association, organized of AID observed the World No Tobacco Day, 2014 in 29 colleges and universities with great enthusiasm.

World No Tobacco Day, 2014 observed in Khulna Division.

Raising Taxes on Tobacco is the most effective policy to reduce tobacco use. Keeping the theme in front AID has observed the World No Tobacco Day, 2014 all over the Khulna Division e.g. 10 Districts and 59 Upazillas with great enthusiasm. Colorful rally with poster and sticker campaign, later discussion meetings and mobile courts were conducted in public with the help of government, non-government officials and general people. Besides,  different local NGOs attended the programs. 29 Voluntary anti – tobacco students’ association of AID, SUBAS groups, came forward to observe the day too. The core objective of today’s program was to disseminate the harmful effect of tobacco and necessity of practical implementation of Tobacco Law, among the general mass.

Task Force Meeting at Sathkhira Sadar Upazilla.

To take necessary steps aiming at disseminating Tobacco Control Law and thereby to declare all public places and transports smoke free, a Upazilla Task Force Meeting held on 22nd May, 2014 at UNO office in Sathkhira Sadar Upazilla. Md. Asaduzzaman, the UNO, chaired the meeting. He highlighted on various activities which would help implementing TC law a step forward in coming days. Decisions were taken that all public and private authorities would use anti-tobacco sign and declare smoking free zone of their individual places and transports with their own initiatives. He also focused on regularization of Mobile Court. Later he advised the other participants of the meeting to extend their hands making the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2014 a success.

Half-yearly Coordination Meeting & Mobile Court in Jessore Zilla.

Aiming at disseminating Tobacco Control Law, a half-yearly

coordination meeting, held in Jessore municipality on 21st May, 2014.

It was chaired by the respected Mayor, Md. Saiful Islam and other

participants were the counselors of the municipality. Participants

discussed on adapting a guideline booklet to implement Tobacco Control

Law. Decision was taken to publish it as soon as possible, preferably

before 31st May, the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), 2014. Later on, as

one of the major decisions, a sudden Mobile Court was held in various

public places of Jessore. For public smoking 7 people were acquiesced

and financial punishment (of Tk – 2,100.00 / Tk 300.00 Each) was given

to them. The court was directed by the Executive Magistrate Md. Abdus

Salam. Senior Health Officer, Md. Giashuddin accompanied him along

with police force.

Sensitizing workshop at Veramara Upazilla, Kushtia & Half Yearly Coordination Meeting at Keshabpur Municipality , Jessore.

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public places and public               transports of Veramara Upazilla, Kushtia held on 20 May, 11.00 a.m, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner BIRD. The workshop was inaugurated and chaired by renowned Freedom Fighter and former College Principal of Veramara Degree College, Alhaz Manjurul Alam. Md. Mahabub Alam, Executive Director, BIRD and M.M. Mizan Parvez, Program Officer, AID jointly facilitated session. To disseminate TC law among public, decision was taken by the concerned people to take initiatives declaring public places and transports of the mentioned  Upazilla smoking free

On the other hand, aiming at disseminating the Tobacco Control Law in public places and transports, a Half-yearly Coordination Meeting held in Municipality of Keshabpur Upazilla, Jessore. at 03.00 p.m. on 20th May, 2014. It was chaired by the Mayor. Other participants were the Counselors of the Municipality. Participants emphasized on various harmful consequences of smoking. The main focus was to adopt a guideline on Tobacco Control. Thereby, decision was taken to draft as mentioned in the meeting.

Half Yearly Coordination Meeting at Damurhuda Upazilla, Chuadanga.

Aiming at disseminating the Tobacco Control Law against smoking in public places and transports among general mass, AID arranged a Half-yearly Coordination Meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Damurhuda Upazilla at 3.00 p.m. in the conference hall of Union Parishad on 18th May, 2014. It was chaired by Md. Faridur Rahman, UNO and the Chairman, Upazilla Task Force Committee. Participants emphasized on various harmful consequences of smoking in public places and transports. They mentioned that by smoking and using tobacco we only invite diseases and pollute our environment. They also emphasized on disseminating TC law at the grass root level of their upazilla and to activate immediate persuasion of declaring public places i.e. market, office, business place, educational institutions and transpirations, a free smoking zone. Md. Touhid ul Doula, Program Officer, AID facilitated the meeting.

Task Force Meeting in Magura  &

Sensitizing Workshop at Kotchandpur Upazila.

To observe the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2014, today on 15th May, 2014 a Task Force Meeting was held in Magura. Decisions were taken that in public places and transports mobile courts will be conducted respectively on 29th and 31st May. Besides, a colorful rally will be carried out followed by a discussion meeting afterwards. It was notably mentioned by the Chairman to take proper preparation to make the day a success. Other concerned personalities attended the meeting, including Mr. Abu Habibullah, Program Officer, AID..

On the other hand, a Sensitizing Workshop held at Kotchandpur Upazila, Jhenidah at 10.00 a.m. on 15th May, 2014. Md. Abdul Hannan, Executive Director, USHA inaugurated the program at USHA Head Office. Members attended the workshop were, Md. Abdul Majed and Farida Yasmin, Councillors, Kotchandpur Municipality’ Md. Abdur Rashid, Member, Zilla Bus Malik Somity; Md. Shah Zaman, Journalist; Md. Moniruzzaman, School Teacher and Md. Tariqul Islam, Program Officer, AID elaborately highlighted on various effects of smoking in public places and transports. It was decided that participants would declare their own public places and transports smoking free. They will also try to encourage others

Mobile Court at Bamondi, Gangni Upazila, Meherpur

Acquiesced 3 and Tk – 1500 Fined

Destroying-Tobacoo-Advertisement-Items-at-Gangni.

Bangladesh Tobacco Control Law restricts any kind of advertisement or marketing of Tobacco in public. On violation of the law there is particular clause to bring the acquiesced person under law.

A Mobile court was organized at 3.00 p.m. on 12th May, 2014 at Bamondi, Gangni Upazila, under Meherpur district which was led by Executive Magistrate. Moreover, UNO, Program Officer of AID and other officials accompanied the court. The court visited different places, seized various advertisement materials of tobacco and burnt those later on.

Fine-recieving-from-The-Acquised-Business-Men.

For violating the law, three local stationary shopkeepers were fined tk-500 each. They were Monjur Rahman, Rabiul Islam and Alamgir Hossain.

Sensitizing workshop in Narail Sadar

Sensitizing workshop in Narail Sadar

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public places and public transports of Narail Sadar held on 11 May, 03.00 p.m, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner Sabolombi at Narail Zilla Bus and Mini Bus Malik Samity office in Narail Sadar. The workshop was inaugurated and chaired by Md. Nazmul Alam, Chairman, Zilla Bus and Mini Bus Makik Samity. Kazi Hafizur Rahman, Executive Director, Sabolombi and Md. Abu Habibullah, Program Officer, AID jointly facilitated the special session as awareness for public on various effects of smoking in public places and transports.

Decision was taken by the concerned people attending the workshop that strong initiatives will be immediately taken to declare 160 Buses and Mini buses and all the public places of Narail Zilla smoking free by sticker campaign and public awareness.

Sensitizing workshop at Chowgachha Upazila of Jessore district

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public places and public transports of Chowgachha Upazila held on 10 May, 10.30 a.m, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner Nari Sangstha at Nari Sangstha Training room in Chowgachha Upazila of Jessore district. The workshop was inaugurated and chaired by Mst. Tuhin Aktar, Executive Director, Nari Sangstha. Representative personalities from different status of public places and public transports were present there. Md. Motahar Hossain, Program Officer, AID facilitated the session.

On various bad effects of using tobacco in public place and government law against such offence, discussion was held and decision taken by the concerned people present in the workshop that as early as possible all public places and transports of Chowgachha will be made tobacco free. Besides, Nari Sangstha in association with AID will be working as a supporting hand of them.

Sensitizing Workshop with the authorities and owners of  Public Places and  transports  of Kalia Upazila, Narail

AID Tobacco Control project PROTECT and its working partner Alor Disha jointly organized a sensitizing workshop with the public places ( PP) and public transports authorities(PT) of Kaila Upozilla in Narail District on 20 April, 2014 at the Upozila Samaj Seba Office .

Dr. Abul Hasan, UHFPO was the Chief Guest and Mr. Asit Kumar Saha, USSO presided over the inaugural session of the workshop. Mr. Abu Habibulla, PO of the PROTECT project facilitated the workshop.  Ms. Shanara Parveen, ED, Alor Disha also discussed about the bad effect of tobacco use and sought cooperation from the participated authorities and owners of  Public Places and  transports   for effective enforcement of Tobacco Control Law. The main focus of the workshop was to sensitize the owners and authorities of public places and transports towards effective enforcement of Tobacco Control Law

Half-yearly meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Mirpur Upozila

Half-yearly meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Mirpur Upozila in Kushtia

Half-yearly coordination meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Mirpur Upazila of Kushtia district was organized jointly by AID. Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT and its working partner Alo Sechasebi, Polli Unnoyon Sangstha of Mirpur on 08 April, 2014 at the Upazila, Conference room.  The meeting was presided over by Mr. Kamrul Arefin, Chairman  of the Mirpur Upozila in Kushtia district and attended by the Upozila Vice chairman, Chairmen from Poradah, Bahulbaria, Chatian,Kursha, Chitholia, Dhubail, Ambaria, Talbaria, Malihad, Baruipara,Amla. The UYDO, Upozila Samaj Seba Officer,  Press club representatives, PO, AID, Executive Director, Alo Sechasebi Polli Unnoyon Sangstha were present. All the Chairmen promised to keep their respective Union Parishad buildings smoke free and the Upozila Chairman urged all chairmen to keep Public places under respective union smoke free.

Half-yearly meeting with Union Parishad Chairmen at Ashashuuni Upazila

A half yearly coordination meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of the Ashashuuni Upazila under Satkhira district was organized jointly by AID Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT and its working partner Moumachi Songstha    on 19 March, 2014 at the office of the Upazila Women Affairs Officer, Ashashuni. Mr. Sushanto Kumar Mallick, Executive Director of Moumachi  Songstha    presided over the meeting where Mrs. Fatema Zohara was the guest speaker. In order to effective enforcement of the Tobacco Control law a decision was taken in the meeting that all the Chairmen of the Upazila will take necessary initiative to make the public place and transports smoke free under their areas and similarly message of amended tobacco control law along with dreadful effect of smoking and tobacco use will be disseminated among the grass rot level people through VGD training program and different public gathering meeting. Mrs. Ambia Begum Champa, P.O of the project facilitated the meeting

Coordination Meeting with Magura Municipality

AID- Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT arranged a Coordination Meeting with Magura Municipality authorities in Magura district on 20 March,2014 at the Municipality conference room. Mayor Mr. Iqbal Aktar Khan presided over the meeting. The councilors of the municipality, Ms. Undia Kulsum, Ms. Monira Begum, Md. Abul Hasnat, Municipality Secretary, Mohammad Ali and Ms. Laila  Kaniz Banu, ED, RDC along with others  were presenting the meeting. During the meeting the honorable Mayor instantly declared the Municipality Office campus as smoke free and a decision was taken that an official notice in this regard will be served immediately. Md. Habibullah, PO AID faciliotated meeting.

Coordination Meeting with Mirpur Municipality in Kushtia district

AID- Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT and its working partner ALO Songstha jointly arranged a Coordination Meeting with Mirpur Municipality authorities under Kushtia district  on 20 March,2014 at the Municipality conference room. Mayor Mr. Hazi Enamul Haque presided over the meeting. The councilors of the municipality,  Md. Zahid Hossain, Ms. Shifali Khatun, Ms. Shahiuda Khatun, Md. Sukur Ali. Md Waliuddin, and Md. Ruhul Mondol, Municipality Secretary and  Md. Anowar Hossain and Firoz Ahmed, ED of  ALO Songstha took part in the discussion.  During the meeting the honorable Mayor said that the Municipality Office campus will be declared as smoke free very soon. A decision was also taken that an official notice will be served to the Public Place and Public transport authorities to install ‘no smoking sign’ at their respective sectors with their own initiative. MM Mizan Parvez, PO, AID facilitated the meeting.

Coordination Meeting with Chuadanga Municipality in Chuadnga District

Coordination Meeting with Chuadanga Municipality in Chuadnga District

AID- Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT arranged a Coordination Meeting with Chuadanga Municipality authorities held on 19 March, 2014 at the Municipality conference room. Panel Mayor Md. Saiful Arif Biswas presided over the meeting. The councillors of the municipality,Md. Golam Mostafa, Md. Zahangeer Alam, Md. Shariful Islam, Md. Ramzan Ali, Ms. Sultna Ara Ratna, Ms. Zahanara Begum, Md. Shahidul Kador Joardar, Md. Abdul Hasem, Md. Elias Hossain , ED. PASS and Mr. Tonmoy Kundu, APC, AID were present. In this coordination meeting-

1. All the members of the municipality agreed to draft a guideline to implement Tobacco Control Law in their jurisdiction,

2. Privilege will be given to a non- smoker citizen at their office,

3. Avoid using of smoking or tobacco during any election campaign,

4. Advocating to the government authority in the district for mobile court operation in the Public Place and Public Transport under the municipal area.

Sensitizing workshop at Mongla Sub-district, Bagerhat:

Sensitizing workshop at Mongla Sub-district, Bagerhat

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public place and public transport of Mongla Sub-district (Upazila) held on 18 March, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner Barasha Bangladesh Academy, Mongla. The workshop was presided over by Mr. Kazi Saiful Islam, a prominent Leader of Mongla Transport Labour Union where Md. Al- Amin Shaikh, Superintendent of Hazi Afsaruddin Dakhil Madrasha was the chief guest. Mrs. Kanrunnahar Hai, Upazila Vice-Chairman and President of Barasha Bangladesh Academy, Mr. Motaleb, President of Mongla Market Committee and Journalist Mr. Emran Hossain were present as guest speakers. The participants and the guest speakers assured that they will play their effective roles to keep the public places and transports smoke free. Mr. Shaikh Masud Rayhan, Program Officer of  AID- PROTECT facilitated the workshop.

Sensitizing workshop at Swarankhola Upazila, Bagerhat district:

Sensitizing workshop at Swarankhola Upazila, Bagerhat district

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public places and public transports of Swarankhola Upazila held on 06 March, 3 pm, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner Agradut Foundation at Agradut Foundation Training room in Swarankhola upozila of Bagerhat district. The workshop was inaugurated by Md. Abus Sattar, Ex Principal, Bagerhat Govt. College. Md. Ayub Ali presided over the workshop, where representatives of owners from different status of public places and public transports were present there. Among them were Mr. Mizanur Rhaman, Md. Rafiquzzaman, Ms. Mamotaj Begum, Md. Asaduzzaman, Masud Raihan, and Md. Shahidul Islam. Mr. Nurunnabi of Agradut facilitated the session.

Md. Abus Sattar informed the workshop attendants that his non smoking organization in the town will start campaigning to cooperate AID-PROTECT anti smoking campaign through stickers and leaflets distribution

Half Yearly Coordination Meeting with Union Parishad Chairmen at Sreepur, Magura

Half yearly coordination meeting with Union Parishad Chairmen on

Tobacco Control Law implementation held at Upozila Conference Room of

Sreepur Upozila in Magura district on 13 March, 2014. The meeting was presided over by Miah Mahmudul Gani, Chairman, Upozila Parishd, Sreepur. Moynul Hasan, UNO Sreepur, Motasim Billah, Vice Chairman, Sreepur Upozila Parishad, Md Moshiur Rahman, Md. Sirajul Islam, Kazi Mohidul Alam, Md. Sajahan Miah, Md. Abdul Halim Mollah and Md. Golam Siddique,  Chairmen from  Sreepur, Sabdalpur, Dariapur, Nakoil, Goeshpur and Ambolshah unions under Sreepur upozila were present at the meeting. Decision: l. All respective union parishad complex will be kept smoke free place. 2. Md. Moshiur Rahman, Chairman, Sreepur will be honoured by Upozila Task Force Committee for given up smoking motivated by Tobacco Control Project-PROTECT, AID.

Task Force Meeting at Chitalmari, Bagerhat

The Chitalmari Task Force Committee arranged meeting at UNO Office Room on 13 March, 2014. Md. Didarul Alam, UNO, Chitalmari Upozila Parishad in Bagerhat district presided over the meeting. Dr. MA Sakur, UHFPO, Md. Abu Talha, UAO, Ms. Rabeya Sultana, UWAO, Rafiqul Islam, UEO, Sk. Md. Masud Raihan, PO, AID took part in the discussion. Decision: 1.Task Force members to be included during Mobile Court Operation in the area.  2. Sign, Stickers and leaflets to be supplied sufficiently for distribution, 3. Preparation for up coming World No Tobacco Day observation.

Anti-tobacco Taskforce meeting  Ashashuni Upazila under Satkhira Upazila

Anti-tobacco Quarterly Taskforce meeting of Ashashuni Upazila under Satkhira district was arranged by AID at the office of the UNO office on 10 March, 2014 at 11:00 AM in  cooperation with Moumachi. Ms. Mamotaz Begum, UNO of the Upazila was in theChair. Dr. Provas Chandra Sarkar, Upozila Health and famili Planning Officer, Md. Nural Islam,AO, Sk. Mohosin Ali, Social welfare  officer, M Muzibar rahman, Press club, Mr. Sushanta Mollik, director , Moumachi and Ms. Ambia Begum Champa, PO, AID were present there. In the meeting two major decision were taken. 1. Task Force meeting to be  held regularly 2. New members to be included in the committee.

Sensitizing workshop at Asasuni Upazila, Satkhira

A sensitizing workshop with the representatives of public places and public transports of Ashasuni upozila under Satkhira district held in afternoon on 10 March, 2014 at Moumachi Office room. The workshop was presided over by Mr. Manik Chandra Bachar presided over the meeting and Mr. Shahidul Islam, Chairman, 1 Shovonali union was the chief guest. Other attendants were Mr. KamalUddin, Binoy Krisna Roy, Nirapod Sarkar, Abdus Salam, AID, APO, Asaduzzaman and PO Ambia Khatun Champa. All the attendants and representative vowed in the meeting to keep the public places and Public transport free from smoking in the upozila.

Coordination Meeting with Avoynagar Municipality in Avoynagar, Jessore district

Coordination Meeting with the Members of Avoynagar Municipality in Jessore district held on 11 March, 2014, The quarterly  Coordination Meeting with the members of Avoynagar Municipality held  at the conference room of Municipality. Md. Rabiul Hossain, the Mayor presided over the meeting. The councilor, Md. Faruk Hossain, Md. Muzibar Rahman,  Abdul hamid Mollah, Me. Momotaj Begum, Shirina Begum, Md. Motahar Hossain Mamun, PO, AID and Ms. Safia Khatun, The Mayor of the municipality promised to draft a guideline on tobacco control

under the municipal jurisdiction and giving warning message at every

renewal of licenses on anti tobacco campaign.

Khulna City Corporation Mayor addressed at By-cycle procession on

Tobacco Control Law implementation.

KCC Mayor inaugurated a colorful by-cycle procession on Tobacco Control Law Implementation organized by SUBAS in collaboration with AID, PROTECT. Mayor, Mr. Moniruzzaman Moni urged the government to take effective measures for rigorous implementation of Tobacco control law. About hundred of cycle riders particularly the members of SUBAS from Government BL College and Government  Azam Khan Commerce college  took part in the procession. The rally Mr. Tapan Kumare Ghose, Shamim Osman, Masum Billah, Sha Arafat Razib and Tomoy Kundu were present at the inaugurated session.

Mobile Court fined Taka 30,000/ for hoarding tobacco advertisement,

ablaze tobacco advertisements at approx cost of Taka 80,00,00/ in the

City Corporation, Khulna,

A Mobile Court operation under the jurisdiction of Md. Moshiur Rahman, Executive Magistrate found  at Akiz Corporation Limited depo a huge quantity tobacco related advertising materials.  At 11 mornings, according to ban on any tobacco advertisements from the government the mobile court penalized the company. Later different kinds of tobacco advertisement materials leaflets were set ablated.

District Task Force Committee Meeting at Meherpur

The scheduled quarterly anti-tobacco Taskforce committee meeting of

Meherpur district held yesterday morning on 26 February, 2014 at the

DC conference room.  Mr.  Mahmud Hossain, DC and the president of

District Task Force Committee presided over the meeting. Among others

Dr. Mohammad Abdus Shahid, C.S and the member secretary of the Task

force. Committee, Mr. SM Rahat Hasnat, District Information Officer,

Ms. Kazi Rowshan Nahar, Senior Health Education Officer, Md. Rafiqul

Alam, Press club representative and Touhid-Ud-Reza, PO of AID- Tobacco

Control Project attended the meeting.  The participants discussed

about the different techniques of the tobacco companies that were

applying for marketing their products. Decision was taken to meet the

unscrupulous techniques of the tobacco companies through strengthening

the mobile court operation.

Sensitizing Workshop with the Public places and transports at

Chitolmari Upazila, Bagerhat.

AID-Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT along with its working partner

organization Agrajatra jointly organized a Sensitizing Workshop with

the owners of Public places and transports at Chitolmari Upazila,

Bagerhat, yesterday on 26 February,2014. . The workshop was

inaugurated by Ms. Ambia Khtun , Chairman Agrajatra Mahila Samity

where. Mr. Mukul  Krishno Mondol, Chairman, Char Biniary Union

Parishad, SM Sagar, general Secretary of Press Club, Jhimi Mondol, E.D

of Supti Mahila Samity  Mr. Biswa nath Roy, President of Bus Transport

labour Association,Chotolmari,  and Lata Rani Mondol, Astt. Teacher of

S.M. Secondary High School were present as guest speakers.  Mr.

Asaduzzaman, APC of AID, facilitated the workshop.

A quarterly meeting of anti-tobacco student volunteer organization

SUBASH of Narail Government Victoria College, held yesterday day on 26

February, 2014. Professor Sk. Anowar Hossain, the principal of the

college addressed at the meeting as the chief guest.  Mr. Moniruzzaman

Rose, the president of SUBASH group of the college presided over the

meeting. Among others who took part in the meeting were Mr. Barun

Kumar Biswas, Vice Principal and professor Md. Shafikur Sikdar of the

college. A decision was taken to organize a campaign program in the

month of June or July for declaring the college campus smoke free.

SUBASH Group of P.C. College, Bagerhat, an anti-tobacco volunteer

student organization organized by AID- Tobacco Control project and its

working partner Karapara Nari kalian Songstha (KNKS), observed the

Martyrs’ Day and International Language Day on 21 and paid tribute to

the martyrs’ of language movement walking bare-footed, singing Ekusher

gan and placing wreath and flowers at Central Shaheed Minar, Bagerhat.

The rally was headed by Mr.Sukanttha Kumar Mondal , Principal of P.C.

College where Mr.  Moni Mohan Maondal Associate Professor, Mrs.Anita

Roy, E.D of KNKS, Mr. Arindam Debnath, Director of Mither Association,

Rampal,  Shaikh Masud Raihan P.O. of AID and Mr. Uzzal Kr. Biswas

President of SUBASH group along with other members of SUBASH

participated in the rally.

NGO Coordination Meeting in Chuadanga district

The half yearly (Six month) NGOs Coordination Meeting was held at PUS Auditorium Hall toady. Presiding over by Mr. Elias Hossain ED, PUS, Ms. Jahanara Begum, Councilor, Chuadanga Municipality addressed the meeting as the chief guest. Among others who discussed in the meeting were Saidur rahman, Mr. Mokbul Hossain, Mofizur Rahman, Mr. Hafizur Rahman, Obaidul, Touhid Uddola, PO, AID and Md. Taqurul Islam, PO, AID.

Decision:

1.The coordination meeting to be arranged regularly in cooperation with  UNO, sadar upozila, Chuadanga

2. Mobile Court to be conducted accordingly

3. All major places under the municipality area to be declared smoke-free Jone

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title

Smoke Free Khulna Division through Effective Enforcement of Tobacco Control Law

Baseline Survey Report

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Goal

Effective implementation of tobacco control law specially provision of making public places and transport smoke free to make Khulna Division smoke free according to the law.