Human Chain Against Smoking In Public Places
BEDO, BRCT, Manab Unnayan Sangstha and Sonar Bangla Bastobayan Foundation jointly formed a human chain in front of National Press Club Dhaka against smoking in public places on 6 January 2011. The speakers of these organizations said that smoking in the public places was not stopped, rather increased alarmingly. As a result non smokers including children and women are being victims of hazardous effect of smoking. They also said that existing Tobacco Control Law is defective, because restaurant, saloon, working places, non govt. organizations and industries were not declared as public places. The speakers called upon the Govt. to enact new law in this regard and to stop smoking in the public places. Most of the national dailies covered the news with photographs in a befitting manner.