The talk-show on Divesting Government Shares from Tobacco Industry was broadcasted on 22 January 2020 in SATV at its prime time show on 11.30 pm as special edition talk-show. The talk show was presented by eminent presenter and writer Mr. Hasan Imam who himself is an anti-tobacco voice in our country.
The talk-show panel was very dynamic with eminent faces and experts in the country including a Member of Parliament. The brief of the talk-show is as follows,
On June 27, 2019, Citizen Right’s groups demanded to reform the tax structure along with increased tobacco tax to reduce harmful consumption of tobacco and to increase tax for promoting health and wellbeing for citizens. SUPRO a right based organization along with eight anti-tobacco organizations organized a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity today. The conference Chaired by the Chairperson of SUPRO Abdul Awal and attended by the former Chairman of NBR Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Renowned Journalist Dawlot Akhter Mala, Ataur Rahman Masud, Program Officer-CTFK, Monju Rani Pramanik, the Treasurer of SUPRO and others.
All anti-tobacco alliance created a Human Chain against ‘Devi’ Movie broadcasting for breaching tobacco control law in front of National Press club on December 11, 2018. About 18 anti-tobacco alliance with 100 activists participated in the program. The organizations includes Campaign for Good Governance (SUPRO), National heart foundation, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, ACD, YPSA, Bureau of Economic Research, WBB Trust, BATA, NATAB, PROTTASHA,TCRC, TABINAZ, BATA, Gram Bangla Unnayan Committee, BCCP, AID Foundation, PROGGA and others are participated at the Chain. The participant spokesmen from different organizations exclaimed with criticism for broadcasting smoking scenes in government funded ‘DEBI’ movie for breaching the tobacco control law 2005.They demanded to stop the broadcasting of the movie immediately. They also invited actors of the movies, theatre, and drama to abstain from those types of movie which promotes smoking.
After the human chain the representatives of alliance group submitted the memorandum to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Information ministry.