BITA is started a project named “People’s Jubilant Engagement for Tobacco Free Chittagong City”. The objective of the project is to develop the Chittagong City Corporation as a Tobacco free model city for the country and region through effective implementation of the Tobacco Control law with an emphasis on the Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) ban provisions.
Major interventions include TAPS study, Stakeholder Mapping, Planning workshop, Orientation/ sensitization meeting with various stakeholders, cultural campaign theater show, youth camps, quiz competition, conduct concert show, sharing and orientation meeting with different influential groups & associations on TAPS ban provision, media sensitization, social media coverage, develop Mobile app, support and sensitize CCC to for making Chittagong as a model tobacco free city.
Declaration and reward best ward to implement TAPS ban provisions, day observation, monitor the compliance of TAPS ban provisions in the point of sales, mobilize effective implementation of the TAPS ban provisions, data base of point of Sales of tobacco products, creating brand ambassador, awareness through radio channel, sensitize district administration, police etc. and arrange mobile court, arrange training for Authorized Officers ( city corporation and health departments)on Tobacco Control Law in general and TAPS ban provisions to ensure accountability and responsive duty bearer.
To implement the above mentioned activities and interventions, key stakeholders involve in the project are City Corporation Officials and public representatives, District level administrative officials, Mohila Shamittee, BAWA, Nurses Association, Law enforcing officials (Bangladesh Police), Community Youth Group, Ward Commissioners, Consumers Associations of Bangladesh (CAB), Member of Press Club and Journalist, Member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shop Owner Association and Restaurant Owner Association etc.
Total approximately 45, 00,000 people will be the project beneficiary. BITA is implementing the project in partnership with CAB (Consumer Association of Bangladesh) and ELLMA (Ensure Legal Support through Local Movement and Actions). The project is supported by CTFK (Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids) for 18 months duration from August 2018 to January 2020.