18 Feb 2011
BRTA, Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB Trust) and Bangladesh Tamak Birodhi Jote (BATA – a national tobacco control alliance) organised the event as part of their ongoing campaigns for smoke-free public transport in the country.
WBB Trust Project Coordinator Aminul Islam Sujon welcomed the announcement; however, he said it would take time to implement the law throughout all of the country’s public vehicles.
Under the law, drivers won’t be able to renew their licenses unless they display no-smoking signs, and smokers will receive a 50 taka (US$ .70) fine.
BRTA, police from the Traffic division and the Deputy Commissioner Office’s officials will work together to enforce the law.