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.

Tobacco Control Policy Research Grant Program

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

Research Conference on Tobacco Control

A dissemination conference is organized to share the research findings of the studies. Students and faculties... Read more

Assess the Future Tobacco Control Research Needs in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network (BTCRN) in collaboration with ... Read more

University-based Lecture Program on Tobacco Control

Different multi-national tobacco industries do aggressive brand promotion activities targeting educational ... Read more

Tobacco Control Resources

Apart from providing this Network’s publication, BTCRN website posts the different national and international tobacco control related documents, reports, research articles, periodicals, etc.

Recent Publications

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BTCRN and BCCP Participated in the WNTD Rally and Seminar
On 31st May 2024, Bangladesh National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) in collaboration with the... Continue Reading

Take part in the World Health Organization's Global Media Competition
Take part in the World Health Organization's Global Media Competition... Continue Reading

RFDC announcement
Join a full day knowledge sharing session at the Research Findings and Dissemination Conference (RFDC) 2024 organized under the Tobacco Control Policy Research Grant Program 2023 by BCCP, BTCRN... Continue Reading

Media Coverage

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Quotes from Stakeholder

Dr. Joanna Cohen
Director, Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Maryland, USA

"We believe that the Government of Bangladesh including other philanthropic organizations and corporate societies should also join hands to carry forward the mandate of the Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network"