In a joint statement signed by Churut International (CI), tobacco companies expressed their disappointment at the rapidly deteriorating air quality in Dhaka and adjacent areas of the country.
The long-running problem of drying and processing tobacco leaves on school grounds in Lalmonirhat came to an end after a report was published in The Daily Star on Monday (March 14, 2022).
Tobacco use is a major public health concern in Bangladesh and all over the world. It is regarded as a leading cause of more than 30 fatal diseases in Bangladesh including oral and lung cancer
Big tobacco companies yesterday moved to counter the hard line taken by a global tobacco control treaty, including its decision that new "vaping" products should face the same restrictions as cigarettes.
Contrary to its policy of discouraging tobacco cultivation, the government has retained the VAT exemption facility for unprocessed
We are shocked at a report in this daily yesterday marking 'World No Tobacco Day', that has revealed that as many as 3000 children aged between seven and 15 work in bidi factories in Lalmonirhat.
Around 74.8 percent tobacco products are being marketed without any pictorial health warning violating law, according to a study.
The country's largest natural breeding ground for carp, Halda River, has been under threat owing to various manmade hazards, including industrial waste and sewage contamination, sand extraction and illegal fishing.
As the nation's and possibly South Asia's major natural breeding ground for carp fishes like ruhi, katol and mrigal (Indian carp) from where fishermen collect spawns, the 98-kilometre Halda River that runs through Khagrachhari is unique.