At least 1.6 lakh people die of tobacco-related diseases every 1-year

Staff Correspondent
23 January 2020, Thu
Published: 11:46

At least 1.6 lakh people die of tobacco-related diseases every 1-year

At least 1, 61,000 people die in Bangladesh every 1-year after suffering from various tobacco-related diseases, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said to media in the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday (Jan 23).

He said that Bangladesh has to spend around Taka 30,570 crore every year due to the deadly diseases and early deaths of people caused by tobacco.

Zahid Maleque said this statistics while replying a starred question placed by ruling party lawmaker Begum Shamsun Nahar (Women Seat-13) in the Jatiya Sangsad.

Maleque said currently around 15 lakh adults are suffering from tobacco-related diseases, while more than 61,000 children are getting victimized of passive smoking, falling sick of deadly diseases.

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