Posted by: audreybenenati | May 7, 2010

Tobacco firms take aim at Bangladeshi, Asian women


Elderly Bangladeshi woman Zahura Begum sits on a bed in The Bangladesh’s National Hospital for Chest Diseases in Dhaka. (Photo courtesy: AFP)

DHAKA, April 29 (AFP) – Bangladeshi chest doctor Kazi Saifuddin Bennoor has seen many misleading cigarette advertisements, but the one that suggested smoking could make childbirth easier plumbed new depths.

Advertisements telling smokers they are smarter, more energetic and better lovers than their non-smoking counterparts are a familiar sight across Bangladesh

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