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[Bangladesh, UK] British diplomat lobbied on behalf of big tobacco

The Foreign Office is immersed in a major lobbying row after it emerged that a senior official sought to help a British tobacco company to avoid paying tax owed to one of the world’s poorest countries. Alison Blake, the British high commissioner to Bang
The Observer (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 15:53
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco industries find new excuse to avoid GHW warning

National Board of Revenue (NBR) is supposed to issue a letter to the Health Ministry to postpone the lawful implementation of GHW...the tobacco companies induced NBR to work for its favor with an excuse of revenue loss and the similar possibilities are ar
Daily Observer (bd)
added Aug 28, 2017 03:09
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[Asia, Bangladesh] 2.5pc surcharge on tobacco products

The government has proposed to impose a surcharge of 2.5pc on incomes from tobacco products including cigarettes, bidi, zarda and gul. Finance Minister AMA Muhith said this on Thursday, when delivering his budget speech for the fiscal year 2017-18. Cigar
The New Nation (bd)
added Jun 5, 2017 21:11
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[Asia, Bangladesh] MASUD: Higher tobacco taxes increase revenue decrease death

The Bangladesh government is committed to reduce tobacco consumption. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pledged her government to work towards full compliance with the WHO FCTC and stated that overhauling tobacco tax is high on the agenda as the most powerful
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia] Bangladesh to increase tobacco tax in next fiscal year

“We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in two years,” Muhith said, after a meeting with the chiefs of parliamentary standing committees in Dhaka. Muhith made the same pledge on Mar 30 arguing that bidi, a type of cheap cigarette, was “very dangero
Customs Today (pk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:09
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco cultivation decreasing in Rangpur region

Cultivation of tobacco started decreasing in Rangpur agriculture region in recent years as a result of increasing awareness among farmers about negative impacts of tobacco products on public health. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DA
Daily Observer (bd)
added Jan 15, 2017 18:21
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[Asia, Europe] Swedwatch: Report highlights abuses in Bangladeshi tobacco industry

The EU should require raw tobacco to be traceable, back to a farm, and include its country of origin... In its Smokescreens in the Supply Chain report, the Swedish NGO blamed [BAT]...for “expanding cultivation into new countries without adequately address
EurActiv
added Jul 13, 2016 19:24
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ARCHIVE: Hungry for tobacco: an analysis of the economic impact of tobacco consumption on the poor in Bangladesh [FREE FULL TEXT]

largely neglected by those working in poverty and tobacco control. Strong tobacco control measures could have immediate impact on the health of the poor by decreasing tobacco expenditures and thus significantly increasing the resources of the poor. Addres
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:04
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Dhaka University makes all campus buildings 'no smoking zone'

Dhaka University has banned smoking inside all its buildings on the campus. A University Syndicate decision taken on Mar 21 has banned smoking inside all buildings -- faculties, institutes, offices, classrooms, laboratories and others, says a DU media s
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 5, 2016 16:51
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Activists fear delay in displaying pictorial warnings on tobacco packages

The deadline for starting the display is Mar 19 ... But the tobacco industry, in violation of [FCTC], wrote to the health ministry to make changes in the provision. bdnews24.com has a copy of their letter.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:52
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