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MPs confce on tobacco-free Bangladesh begins

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18th May, 2022 09:26:50 PM
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A conference titled "Members of Parliament (MPs) Conference for Achieving Tobacco-Free Bangladesh by 2040" has begun in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday.

Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing organised the three-day conference with the support of Shastho Shurokkha Foundation and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Bangladesh.

A total of 32 lawmakers including six parliamentary standing committee chairmen participated in the beginning day of the conference.

Among others, AFM Ruhul Haque MP, chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Mministry of Science and Technology, Dr Md Abdus Shahid, chairman of Committee on Estimates of Bangladesh Parliament, Prof Dr Md Habibe Millat of Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing and Vandana Shah, Regional Director, South Asia Programs of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)  spoke at the programme

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

Prof Dr Habibe Millat presided over the programme.