Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control Activity

IACIB has been working on tobacco control among rickshaw pullers, their wives, students, Teachers, Journalist and civil society.

One project on Tobacco Control was completed in 2004-2005 among Rickshaw pullers at northern part of the country, Syedpur with support from World Health Organization (WHO). The activity included the Pre- KAP survey, awareness building among rickshaw pullers, Rickshaw rally, World No Tobacco day-May 2004 observation, Briefing with media etc.

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With Rickshaw pullers on tobacco control.

Tobacco control program among Rickshaw pullers is highly accepted to the community & fruitful. The program needs to be continued with provision of some incentives among target community who quit tobacco permanently.

The tobacco cultivation is common in Northern part of the country. The children and wives of rickshaw pullers work in tobacco industries and engaged in tobacco cultivation. There is a need to conduct one research on alternative tobacco cultivation.

toba_1Briefing with Media on tobacco control

toba_3Sharing meeting with Journalist on tobacco control

One project on Tobacco Control was complete among Rickshaw pullers and their wives at Syedpur. The activity in awareness building among rickshaw pullers, Rickshaw rally, World No Tobacco day-31 May 2005 observation, Briefing with media, distribution of Poster, Leaflet, Sticker etc. Tobacco control program among Rickshaw pullers was highly accepted to the target and local community & fruitful. The program needs to be continued with provision of some incentives among target community who are interested to quit tobacco permanently and also are interested for alternate cultivation and Job opportunity.

A project against tobacco (Anti tobacco campaign) among Rickshaw Pullers in Naryangonj and Syedpur was completed.

IACIB maintains regular liaison with the national tobacco control program through its active participation with GOB and NGOs activities and also by observing World No Tobacco day every year. IACIB is a member of Anti Tobacco Alliance (BATA) and Syedpur Sub district Taskforce committee formed by the GOB to implement tobacco control laws. It also involve with the national activities against tobacco consumption and No-Smoking drive of GOB & NGOs. IACIB has been implementing a project namely “Declaration of School / College / Madrasa as tobacco free Zone” with the technical assistance of WHO in Syedpur since 2007 and 20 School / College / Madrasa has already been made tobacco free zone.

IACIB will continue its activities on Tobacco Control among different stakeholders for implementation of Tobacco Control law in Bangladesh, for which support is needed.

  World No Tobacco day rally of Syedpur with

     Pauro Chairman Mr. Akter Hossain Badol

IACIB is a member of Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA). http://bata.net.bd
IACIB Jointly Works with the Alliance. http://bata.globalink.org