Welcome to BTCRN

Welcome to BTCRN (Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network) – a forum for the researchers and activists in tobacco control sector. This Network aims to promote research in tobacco control field in Bangladesh for developing local evidence-base and generate a research repository to enhance effective tobacco control policy development and implementation.

BTCRN was created in 2013 by the Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) under the auspices of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Tobacco Control Project. The BTCRN website, apart from providing this Network’s activities, works as a one-stop virtual center for tobacco control-related policies, laws, conference proceedings, research articles, and relevant other information and announcements from home and abroad.


Ongoing Programs

BTCRN in collaboration with BCCP and Institute for Global Tobacco Control and funding support from Bloomberg Initiative has been implementing different programs including Research Grant Program, Dissemination Conference and Journal Club.

Research Grant Program

In Bangladesh, tobacco control is considered a low priority issue compared to other health-related programs....
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Dissemination Conference

A dissemination conference is organized to share the research findings of the studies. Students and faculties...
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BTCRN Journal Club

BTCRN debuts a new venture, the BTCRN Journal Club. The general purpose of a journal club is to facilitate...
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Apart from providing this Network’s publication, BTCRN websites posts the different national and international tobacco control related documents, reports, research articles, periodicals, etc.

News & Events

“Tobacco Control Research Grant Program has been selected as the Success Story and presented at the HPN SBCC Best Practice Share Fair 2021” ... Continue Reading

The conference is very soon on September 2-4, 2020, that you are requested register by Early-bird Registration Mar 31, 2020, and Deadline for pre-registration Jul 31, 2020 the 13th APACT 2020.... Continue Reading

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Research Findings Dissemination Conference to be held on February 10, 2020 at Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan- 2, Dhaka.... Continue Reading

Bangladesh bears a high burden of tobacco-caused illnesses and it is also a tobacco producing country. Historically, tobacco control policy research has not been a popular topic within the academic community in ... Continue Reading

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