Health Desk-- 28 May, 2018: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid in a discussion on Sunday said different detrimental effects of tobacco use will be included in national curriculum from 2020.
The minister was speaking at a discussion jointly organised by PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) with the support from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) at CIRDAP auditorium in the capital on Sunday.
On the occasion, the ‘PROGGA Tobacco Control Journalism Award 2018’ was presented among four reporters of different print and electronic media.
The awardees are Mohammad Serajul Islam, chief reporter of the Daily Sylheter Dak for best local newspaper report, Doulot Akter Mala, special correspondent, The Financial Express and Abul Kashem, senior reporter, the Daily Kaler Kantha for best print/ online media category, ASM Atiqur Rahman, senior correspondent of NTV for best television report.
The event was moderated by Nadira Kiron, Chief Reporter, ATN Bangla and Co-convener of Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA). Renowned journalist Muzammil Husain presided over the program.
It’s important to mention that with the theme ‘Tobacco and Heart Disease, the World No Tobacco Day-2018 will be observed in the country on May 31.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco use and passive smoking cause around 200,000 deaths due to heart disease every year around the world.