Condemnation of the Battle of the Mind competition
To encourage young people to smoke, the British-American Tobacco
Company,Bangladesh is organizing a program called Battle of the Mind by
involving young people for a nefarious purpose. This type of event is a
name to attract the youth to tobacco / smoking
BAT,b Earlier, it was trying to attract the youth to smoke through a campaign called Youth Prevention Campaign.
On December 14, the so-called Battle of the Mind competition organized
by the British-American Tobacco Company. `Pratyashaâ€™
Anti-drugâ€™s club have expressed their concern at the
participation of Bangladeshi Foreign minister,AKM Abdul Momen as the
chief guest. It is mentionable that The Bangladeshi
honâ€™ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to
make Bangladesh tobacco free by 2040.
Existing Tobacco Control Law of Bangladesh prohibits social
responsibility activities using the name and logo of the tobacco
company and conducting any commercial activities directly or indirectly
for the promotion of tobacco products or for the purpose of promoting
Even then, British-American Tobacco has been promoting tobacco products
in educational institutions across the country since 2004 in the name
of increasing the skills of unemployed youth. Helal ahmed,secretary
general of `pratyashaâ€™
anti-drugâ€™s club request the Prime Minister to take
forward the dream of building a tobacco free Bangladesh by 2040.
Earlier, Dhaka University suspended the 'Battle of Mind' in the face of protests by anti-tobacco organizations.
Even then they are secretly misleading young people on social media. On
behalf of the Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance and the anti-drug
organization 'Pratyasha', I urge the youth of the country to take
necessary steps to stop this so-called competition of tobacco / smoking
addiction. I request the Prime Minister to take forward the dream of
building a tobacco free Bangladesh by 2040.
`pratyasha' anti-drug's club