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BATB violating tobacco law in online advertisements

Speakers at a webinar urged the government to take immediate measures against tobacco advertisement shown in e-commerce website buyherenow.com.bd. They also called for banning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes of the tobacco companies. The webinar was organised by the research and rights-based organisation VOICE on Thursday. Also the event was held in-person at the Civic…

Online ad a violation of tobacco control act: Speakers

The Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage Act, 2013 does not allow tobacco companies in Bangladesh to telecast a direct advertisement that promotes or inspires tobacco consumption. But recently, e-commerce website buyherenow.com.bd showed a pop-up tobacco advertisement of Benson & Hedges (B&H) — a product of British American Tobacco (BAT). Research and rights-based organisation VOICE organised…

BATB’s online advertisement violates tobacco control law

“If we cannot stop the involvement of senior officials, we cannot make Bangladesh a tobacco-free nation even in a century” – Monjurul Ahsan The government should take immediate steps against tobacco advertisement on e-Commerce platform buyherenow.com.bd, said speakers at a webinar on Thursday. They also called for banning corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes by tobacco…

‘Battle of Minds’ violates Tobacco Control Act, VOICE alleges

The tobacco company that sponsored the event, is using policymakers while committing this crime   Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE), a human rights organisation, has alleged that British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) is conducting a death marketing campaign, leading youths into a smoke-trap by sponsoring events like Battle of Minds. The grand finale of…

Speakers urged to uphold Human Rights situation to ensure sustainable development goals while observing International Human Rights Day

[Dhaka, 10 December 2020] Much progress has been made towards economic development in the last year but sadly the same cannot be said about the state of human rights in the country said the speakers in a seminar held at the auditorium of NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka.  VOICE calls on the civil society actors to…