Bangladesh Health Ministry Requests Halt on Tobacco Production

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    The Bangladesh health ministry has requested that the industries ministry rescind the permission granted to tobacco companies to continue production during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The health ministry cited a World Health Organization study stating that smokers are more likely to suffer severe infections from Covid-19. The ministry also cited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s target to make Bangladesh tobacco-free by 2040.