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MPs conference for achieving tobacco-free Bangladesh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17th May, 2022 05:10:01 PM
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A national conference titled "Members of Parliament (MPs) Conference for Achieving Tobacco-Free Bangladesh by 2040" is going to be held in Cox's Bazar on May 18-20.

Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing is going to organize the MPs conference with the support of Shastho Shurokkha Foundation and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Bangladesh.

Information and broadcast Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud MP will be present as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the 3-days long national conference. 

Health and Family Welfare minister Zahid Maleque MP, Planning Minister M.A Mannan MP, Foreign Minister Dr. A.K Abdul Momen MP will be the chief guests in different sessions of the conference. 

Prof. Dr. Habibe Millat MP, Chairman of the Forum will preside over the conference which will be held with the participation of about 50 Members of Parliament.

The objective of the conference is to implementation of Tobacco-Free Bangladesh by 2040 announced by the Prime Minister.

The main focus of the conference will be on amending the Tobacco Control Act and controlling the use of tobacco products in the country through its proper implementation. 

The concluding session of the conference will adopt a declaration entitled Achieving a Tobacco-Free Bangladesh by 2040.

Government officials from various ministries, delegates from the National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC), and officials from various government and non-government organizations including the World Health Organization will also be present at the conference.