Observance of World No Tobacco Day-2023
On May 31st, World No Tobacco Day was celebrated all over the world including Bangladesh. In Dhaka, a colourful rally was brought out from the Central Shaheed Minar by different organizations working on tobacco control under the leadership of the National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This year’s World No Tobacco Day theme was "Grow Food, Not Tobacco." The theme will encourage tobacco farmers to shift their focus towards cultivating diverse, healthy, and nutritious food products instead of tobacco. Additionally, the event sought to address the unethical tactics employed by the tobacco industry, which ultimately undermine our humanity.
The rally was attended by distinguished representatives from the government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions. Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) and two of its sister concerns- Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network (BTCRN) and Leaders in Tobacco Control Alumni Association were pleased to participate in the rally.
At the request of NTCC, BCCP provided technical assistance to develop the WNTD 2023 poster. Thousands of posters were printed and distributed all over the country to observe the day.