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Survey: Decline in Tobacco users in Bangladesh

Tobacco users have declined significantly in Bangladesh in the last eight years amid signs that anti-tobacco measures yielded benefits, according to a new survey.

Experts, however, warned against complacency as there are examples in the world that tobacco consumption rose after an initial decline. Japan Tobacco’s entry to Bangladesh also worries them.

Adolescent and Youth Issues in Bangladesh Must be Prioritized, Findings

Ninth-grader Nafisa Mehrin of Holy Cross Girls' High School in Dhaka has found a box at a dedicated corner of her school where she can drop written questions related to adolescence. Her question is picked up by a counsellor designated for the school, under a flagship project called “Generation Breakthrough” of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The counsellor provides answers to Nafisa's queries in the same box.