East West University arranged on 18 October, 2015, at their campus in Aftabnagar, Dhaka a seminar on anti smoking awareness titled “Smoking Kills”. Professor Dr. Pran Gopal Datta, former Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University was the Chief Guest and delivered the Key-note address.
Dr. Pran Gopal laid out the danger of Tobacco and how it is a major helath concern for the country. He stressed the need for public and private initiatives to raise anti-smoking awarness among the people. He blamed the cigarette companies for targetting the youth through attractive marketing techniques. He believed that only active social awareness can reduce the smoking practices among the youth. Dr. Datta urged to the students to take the initiative to curb smoking among their friends and relatives. He also answered some interesting questions raised from the audience.
Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, East West University and former Governor, Bangladesh Bank Chaired the seminar while Professor Dr. M.M. Shahidul Hassan, VC of East West University was the Special Guest. Pro-VC Professor Dr. M Sekander Hayat Khan, Deans, faculty members, students and university staffs were also present in the seminar.