Bangladesh launches "Death Clock" to discourage tobacco use

01/15/2013 | Reuters

Bangladeshi Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu introduced a "Death Clock" to attract policymakers' attention and win public support against tobacco use. The clock tallies the number of people dying of tobacco-related diseases in the country, which is among the world's leaders in use of tobacco. Bangladesh is considering increases in tobacco taxes and restrictions on use.

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