Tobacco Control and Research Cell (TCRC) is a research wings of Dhaka International University. TCRC has established to carry out the research and advocacy for effective tobacco control movement and to create awareness as well as act as a pressure group to enforce, implement, and modify tobacco control law. Currently Tobacco Control and Research Cell (TCRC), Dhaka International University is working to monitor the effective implementation and inform the related authority about violation of Graphic Health Warnings (GHWs) provision in Bangladesh from 1st May 2016. The research team has found more than 450+ different brands of Jordha/Zordha, more than 30 + Bidi, and 32 different brand of Gul and Cigarettes.
Mostly four types of tobacco products category (Cigarette, Bidi, Zordha and Gul) are use in Bangladesh. Among these 10, 12, & 20 stick paper pack use for Cigarette and 20-25 filter and non-filter round shape paper pack use for bidi and different shapes, structures, smaller round shape, pack. Paper, round shape tin/plastic casket/box with attach additional paper, poly packet are using for packaging of Zordha and Gul Pack.
Tobacco Industry using attractive clour, Mosque theme design, Halal, Arabic Letter, Indian packets design with hindi letter, religious brand name, logo and clour (Muslim and Hindu) for draw customer attention. SLT products specially Jordha/Zordha using different brand element (Sade Gondhe Atullonio, best quality, Sade alada etc) and adding different flavor for creating positive mindset (Not Harmful) among the users.