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 tobacco epidemic is increasing in low- and middle-income countries where the prevalence of smoking coupled with that of smokeless... Continue Reading

Prof. Shah Monir Hossain, former Director General, Directorate General of Health Services has joined with the Bangladesh... Continue Reading

The 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network (BTCRN) was held at the conference room of BCCP on Saturday, November 03, 2018... Continue Reading

A team from Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network (BTCRN) headed by Prof. Dr. Nawzia Yasmin, the newly elected President, Executive Committee made a courtesy visit to the new NTCC Coordinator,... Continue Reading

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