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Tobacco-free environment demanded

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Teachers and students formed a human chain in front of the Hazera Tazu Degree College at Chandgaon in the Port City demanding prohibition of selling tobacco products immediately yesterday.

Chattogram Bureau :

Under the auspices of  humanitarian organisation 'ELMA' with cooperation of Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Art(BITA) and  Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids(CTFK) , a human chain  was formed in front of Hazera Taju Degree College in the port city  yesterday morning demanding implementation of the public notice relates to prohibitions of  tobacco products within the 100 yards jurisdiction of all  educational institutions in the city .
Under the project titled Peoples Jubilant Engagement for Tobacco Free Kids(PJETFK), the human chain was arranged .
Vice Principal of the college Md. Kutubuddin was the chief guest in the humanchain. Chief Guest in his brief deliberations said selling of tobacco products beside educational institutions , insertion of ad  in medias yet to be stopped despite  public notice issued by the city Mayor  . In this matter, it is essential to continue monitoring by the city corporation regularly in the city schools and college areas , the speakers told in human chain.
The speakers also emphasized the need of awareness of the city dwellers against the bad affects of tobacoo. The attending students  vowed to the  initiatives of ELMA and BITA & CTFK  and demaned to stop advertisement of the tobacco products first. About 200 students participated the human chain. President of CAB, Chandgaon Thana  Unit  spoke in it among others.

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