Information Minister said to campaign against the smile. Hasan Mahmud said those who do not eat cigarettes should be rewarded.
He said this at a discussion at the National Press Club on Wednesday at a discussion titled ‘Progress, obstruction and action to achieve tobacco-free Bangladesh.’
Hassan Mahmud, appearing for social media campaigns, said that there are many laws in tobacco control. But he does not appropriately apply to the law. But in the last decade the number of smokers in Bangladesh has come down.
Raising the issue of not smoking himself, the information minister said, “My father used to eat many cigarettes. Once the doctor told Dad, you would have cancer if you are eating such a cigarette. At home my father called me, promise me, I will not eat cigarettes in life. Due to promise to my father, he did not eat cigarettes once in his life. But my friends have tried a lot, they could not succeed in feeding cigarettes. Those who do not eat cigarettes should be rewarded. “
Regarding the traffic congestion of Dhaka city, Hasan Mahmud said, “Not only Dhaka city, but all the cities of the world have jams. Missed flight in London once due to jam. Go to New York, get jam there too. There are road accidents in Europe, but no one looks back. I can say that advanced country, but I can not say the developed nation. In comparison, we are a much better nation.