NCD Prevention: Demand of High tax on unsafe foods
Some NGOs demanded high tax on hurtful food items as fast foods and junk foods, soft drinks, energy drinks, canned juice etc. for control and prevention of non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetics, heart attack and high blood pressure. WBB Trust, Protyasha Anti-Drugs club, Green Mind Society, Serac Bangladesh, and Arunodoyer Tarun Dal jointly made the demand from a demonstration in front of The Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka at 11.00 AM today.
The speakers said, smoking and drugs, fast foods and junk foods, soft drinks and energy drinks as well as canned juice are available in market and companies advertise these products to attract youth and children. These foods are harmful for health. As a result, children and youth are also being infected by many non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetics, obesity, and depression. So, advertisements for such products are to be banned. more: http://www.wbbtrust.org/organization.php?oid=168