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[Asia, Bangladesh] Impose ‘specific tax’ on tobacco products: activists

In a strange paradox, cigarette prices in Bangladesh are among the lowest in the world, and local hand-rolled ‘bidis’ are even cheaper. But the tax rates are higher than in Norway which is the most expensive country for cigarettes, according to a WHO an
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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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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[Asia, Bangladesh] Mirpur superstore Prince Bazar fined for violating tobacco control law

Superstore ‘Prince Bazar’ at capital Dhaka’s Mirpur has been fined again for a breach of the tobacco control law. This time a Dhaka mobile court penalised it Tk 150,000 on Tuesday, nearly twice the amount it was slapped with in April this year for displa
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:48
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[Bangladesh] Health leaders warn that designated smoking areas threaten public health

Local and international experts warned this week that designated smoking areas in restaurants and workplaces, as allowed in Bangladesh’s proposed Bill for Amending Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005, will threaten the health of citizen
Asian Tribune
added Jan 26, 2013 05:14
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[Bangladesh] Trend of low VAT earning from tobacco sector disappoints NBR

NBR chairman Ghulam Hussain recently held a meeting with the VAT officials and instructed them to focus on three major sectors - tobacco, pharmaceuticals and cement. He instructed the taxmen to intensify intelligence activity to find out tax evasion in
Financial Express (bd)
added Jan 8, 2013 21:33
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