Welcome to BTCRN

Welcome to BTCRN (Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network) – a forum for the researchers and activists in tobacco control sector. This Network aims to promote research in tobacco control field in Bangladesh for developing local evidence-base and generate a research repository to enhance effective tobacco control policy development and implementation.

BTCRN was created in 2013 by the Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) under the auspices of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Tobacco Control Project. The BTCRN website, apart from providing this Network’s activities, works as a one-stop virtual center for tobacco control-related policies, laws, conference proceedings, research articles, and relevant other information and announcements from home and abroad.


Ongoing Programs

BTCRN in collaboration with BCCP and Institute for Global Tobacco Control and funding support from Bloomberg Initiative has been implementing different programs including Research Grant Program, Dissemination Conference and Journal Club.

Research Grant Program

In Bangladesh, tobacco control is considered a low priority issue compared to other health-related programs....
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Dissemination Conference

A dissemination conference is organized to share the research findings of the studies. Students and faculties...
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BTCRN Journal Club

BTCRN debuts a new venture, the BTCRN Journal Club. The general purpose of a journal club is to facilitate...
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Apart from providing this Network’s publication, BTCRN websites posts the different national and international tobacco control related documents, reports, research articles, periodicals, etc.

News & Events

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, will be taking place in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 24-27 October 2018.... Continue Reading

Alumni from the ten Bloomberg Initiative priority countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, ... Continue Reading

BCCP and BTCRN are going to organize the Research Findings Dissemination Conference to share the research findings of the 2017... Continue Reading

A Consultative Workshop to Identify and Prioritize the Future Tobacco Control Research Needs in Bangladesh... Continue Reading

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