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Lobbyists object to smokers being accommodated in public places

| January 28, 2013

Anti-tobacco lobbyists are unhappy that Bangladesh’s proposed Bill for Amending Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005, would provide designated smoking areas in restaurants and workplaces.

They don’t want any provision to be made for smokers.

The lobbyists were attending a five-day workshop on ‘enforcing anti-tobacco laws’, which was organised by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease at the BRAC Centre for Development Management in Rajendrapur.

The proposed amendment bill is scheduled to be placed before Parliament during the current session, which was due to have begun yesterday.

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