Bangladesh Public Consultation on ENDS: Letter Submitted By Experts to Bangladesh MoH Offering Comments On The Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005 (Amended in 2013).

A letter from an international group of health leaders, from the EU, North and South America, Africa and Asia has been submitted to the Bangladesh Minister of Health, calling for the Ministry to consider not prohibiting the use of smoke free nicotine-based alternatives to combustible cigarettes and to use evidence-based regulatory policy to do more to protect the health of Bangladesh's 164,7 million people. In particular, the 34,7% of adults in Bangladesh who still consume combustible cigarettes. The experts have called on the Bangladesh government to support smokers by encouraging a mass switch from high-risk cigarettes to low-risk ENDS and accelerating the end of the epidemic of smoking-related disease.

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