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Tobacco-free house, an exceptional initiative

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Chattogram Bureau :
One Habibur Rahman  has set an exceptional example of tobacco-free house in Kaptan Bazar Jahan Nagar area of Cumilla .
In the house, there are 60 family members  without habits  of  tobacco, smoking  for the last thirty years.
 So the house of Habibur Rahman became a  model of tobacco free one within the area.The name of the house is Rahman Villa , a tobacco free house written in the name plate of the house.
This initiative was taken by the father of Habibur Rahman (late Khalilur Rahman) thirty years ago. His father was died of TB deadly disease . After his death, elder son of late Khalilur Rahman  cautiously  controlled the use of tobacco  in their family  .
 All of the members of Khalilur Rahman's family  totally boycotted  use of tobacco as advised by the physicians  and the initiatives of Habibur Rahman  after death of his father  with TB  infection disease.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina   is working across the country to free the country from curse of tobacco abuse  by next 2040   and with this declaration of the Prime Minister, Habibur Rahman also inspired more to comply the dreams of the state. In commilla, Amra Dhumpan Nibaron Kori  organization is relentlessly working for freeing the district out of tobacco curse.
The report was revealed  by the Bangladesh Institute of Theatre  Arts (BITA) , Chattogram . BITA, a  non-govt   organization in the port city working with the  elimination of tobacco use  across the country.

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