Plan of Action for Tobacco Control 2007-2010 has
Health and Family Welfare has officially launched
the National Strategic Plan of Action for Tobacco
Control 2007-2010 recently. The World Health
Organization (WHO) has supported the Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) of the Bangladesh
Government in its effort to develop the National
Plan of action for tobacco Control 2007-2010.
enacted a tobacco control law in 2005 in accordance
with some of the provisions of WHO FCTC (Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control). To combat this
powerful epidemic supported by a powerful opponent,
there should be concerted collaboration between
relevant sectors of the government and NGOs.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has
established a National Tobacco Control Cell in Dhaka
to strengthen its fight against tobacco. This will
lay the foundation for all kinds of national and
international collaborations. Recently WHO recruited
Technical Officers under Bloomberg Global Initiative
to reduce tobacco use. They are supporting the
National Tobacco Control Cell.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has supported
the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) of
the Bangladesh Government in its effort to contain
smoking, both active and passive. WHO provided
evidences and undertook advocacy measures for the
Bangladesh Tobacco Control Law 2005.
WHO-commissioned studies in Bangladesh, that have
shown that smoking causes tremendous damage to
health and observed that the cost of tobacco-related
illnesses is higher, in economic terms, than the
benefits derived from the tobacco industry - in
terms of employment generation and tax revenue.
implementation of National Plan of action for
tobacco Control 2007-2010 will take Bangladesh much
forward to combat the modern epidemic. People will
live longer and healthier. They will contribute more
to the economic development of the country as their
productive and active life years would be increased