Tobacco makers target Bangladesh

Cigarette manufacturers promise concentration and better love life to rural women.

    As sales drop in Europe and North America, tobacco companies looking for new customers are increasingly targeting young women, particularly those in developing countries.

    In Bangladesh, close to 28 per cent of women are smokers.

    Local tobacco companies are employing a disinformation campaign to encourage even more women to light up, promising concentration and better life.

    Nicolas Haque reports.

    SOURCE: AL Jazeera


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