The Canadian Cancer Society has relegated Bangladeshto 97th position among 198 countries in introducing graphic health warnings on tobacco packs, according to a story in the New Age.
The society announced the ranking on Wednesday at the fifth meeting of the parties of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Seoul, South Korea.
Bangladesh had ranked 77th in the previous report published in 2010.
The society said thatCanadawas the first country to implement picture warnings in 2001.
Bangladeshhas a population 4-5 times that ofCanadabut a GDP only about one twentieth the size of Canada’s.
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