A ‘death clock’ displaying the number of people said by an anti-tobacco campaigning organization to be dying in Bangladesh of tobacco related diseases has gone up in Dhaka’s Bijoy Sharani area.
The first of its kind inBangladesh, the clock was launched by the anti-tobacco organization, Progga, with the support of the government, according to a story in The Daily Star quoting a Progga press note.
The aim of the clock is to raise awareness against tobacco consumption and to urge lawmakers to introduce stricter anti-tobacco laws.
Bangladesh’s Tobacco Control Act was passed in 2005 and was revised in 2009.
A draft for further revision of the law will be proposed in the upcoming parliamentary session.
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