The tobacco and tobacco products use is a big obstacle for development of the public health as well as the country. Tobacco users are increasing day by day because of the cheapest price of tobacco products in Bangladesh considering the other countries. One of the most important strategies of tobacco control is to increase the tobacco price through imposing high tax and take out mass people beyond purchasing capacity.So, Dhaka Ahsania Mission has taken initiatives of month long campaign program with the theme”Chaile Unnayan Jonosasther, Chaile Desher Somriddi, Korte Hobe Tamakjat Sob Drobber Kor Briddhi”. On 12 April 2017 at 10.30 am, honorable Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, MP, inaugurated the month-long campaign program of Dhaka Ahsania Mission through unwrapping a fact sheet on increasing TAX of all tobacco products. Mr. Iqbal Masud, Head of Health Sector, Abdur Razzak, Deputy Director and Sharmeen Rahman, Program Officer of DAM met with honorable Home Minister at his residence and handed over the fact sheet. It may be mentioned here that as part of tobacco tax campaign DAM developed 30,000 copies of factsheet and 15,000 copies of stickers demanding increase of tobacco tax through DAM’s own fund. The title of the Sticker and Factsheet is-
“Chaile Unnayan Jonosasther
Chaile Desher Somriddi
Korte Hobe Tamakjat Drobber
Kor Briddi “
After inauguration the campaign DAM tobacco control program team members distributed the factsheet and pasting the stickers in NBR office area, press club area, parliament area, MP Hostel (Manik Mia Avenue) and different Ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat like Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Commerce etc.