COVID-19 coronavirus Crisis: Bangladesh Health Ministry Seeks a Temporary Ban on All Kinds of tobacco products
Adnan Mahfuz Tazvir
The death toll from the COVID 19 coronavirus is increasing.
People who died in the attack of the COVID 19, some categories in them, are dying for more special reasons. Studies have shown that smokers among the COVID 19 sufferers are at 14 times more risk than non-smoker COVID 19 patients. As a result, several countries have already imposed temporary bans on tobacco products.
The Ministry of Health in Bangladesh has requested for a temporary ban on all kinds of tobacco.
On Monday (May 19, 2020), The Ministry of Health requested a temporary ban on the production, supply, marketing, and sale of tobacco products to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The Ministry of Health has made this request to the Ministry of Industry in Bangladesh.
In this Appeal, the Ministry of Health said, smoking increases the risk of Covid-19 infection. So the World Health Organization has discouraged tobacco use. Studies have also shown that Coronavirus causes serious harm to smokers. A smoker suffering from the corona is at 14 times more risk than non-smoker corona patients.
Earlier, several countries, including neighboring India, imposed temporary bans on tobacco products. The coronavirus situation in Bangladesh is also getting worse day by day.