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Project / Program : AID Tobacco Control Project -PROTECT

For saving the public health from the harmful effect of smoking and using tobacco products, the Government of Bangladesh enacts Smoking and using of Tobacco products (Control) (Amendment) Act, 2013. In order to effective enforcement of the law, particularly the section 4 as Smoking prohibited in public places and in the vehicles and section 5 as Prohibition of advertisement of tobacco products, AID has taken initiative its Tobacco control project since 2009. During the period AID has implemented 3 projects with the financial and technical support of The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Inc. (The Union). Among these project the last one Peoples Response on Tobacco law Enforcement through Campaign against Tobacco (PROTECT) has been implemented during the period 01 October, 2013 to 31 September, 2015. For effective enforcement of this law it was needed to involve local government authorities, activate the tobacco control law enforcement authorities and sensitize mass people with appropriate activities. 

Objective of the project:

To reduce tobacco consumption and the second hand smoking in Khulna Division through effective enforcement of Tobacco Control Law and increasing public awareness.

Development Partner:  The Union France

Working Location: 10 Districts of Khulna Division

Beneficiaries:  05 Millions

Major Activities and achievements:

  Tobacco free Guideline adoption in the municipalities-36 (100%)

  Half-yearly Coordination meeting with the Mayors - 144(100%)

  Half-yearly Coordination meeting with the UP Chairmen- 237 (100%)

  Quarterly meeting with Task forces-559(>100%)

  Mobile court conduction- 605(>100%)

  Sensitization Workshops with authoritys public places and transports-59(100%)

  Organize anti-tobacco student association in college and universities-36(100%)

  Quarterly meeting with the anti-tobacco student

Association- 310(100%)

  Half-yearly Coordination meeting with the partner

 NGOs- 40(100%)

  Advocacy Workshops with health professionals-10(100%)

  Sensitization Workshops with the DEO, DPEO and authorities and educational Institutions-02(100%)

  Tobacco free City Campaign-20(100%)

  Tobacco free Campus campaign-13(100%)

  Leaflet and sticker Campaign-20(100%)

  WNTD observation- 20(100%)

  Information dissemination through posters, leaflets, signage, newsletters, videos etc.; (100%)



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ঝিনাইদহে জাতীয় তামাকমুক্ত দিবস-২০১৭ পালন - October 09, 2017
যত্রতত্র তামাকজাত পণ্যাদি বিক্রয় নিয়ন্ত্রণে স্থানীয় সরকার কর্তৃক লাইসেন্সিং ব্যবস্থা আরোপ - January 26, 2017
Jessore Pourashava (Municipality) signed the Guideline on Licensing of Trading Tobacco Products - December 27, 2016
A guideline of Jhenaidah Municipality for manufactured tobacco business licensing - December 12, 2016
Signing Tobacco licensing Guideline of Magura Municipality. - December 21, 2016
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